I’m not sure why but the aged memory of an interview with Mr Bocelli popped into my head today. I’d seen it on TV many years ago – around the start of his fame in the mid 1990s – and remember nothing from it except for a single comment made by the interviewer on Bocelli being akin to the next Pavarotti or some other famous tenor. The singer’s response was what really stuck with me: “I’d like to think that I’m really the first Andrea Bocelli.“
It’s interesting how often we are compared – and how often we compare ourselves – to other people when we are unique in our own right. Sure, we can move past that whole “I’m special” mentality that’s over-hyped in the media, and really embrace the snowflakeyness of our individual individuality.
In many ways, we are like everyone else, but, also in so many ways, we are very unique in our combination of talents, traits and personality. Unique doesn’t necessarily translate to special; while everyone is unique, not everyone taps into their specific unique specialness.
Accept this and be as much and as true to you as possible. Always be the first you.
🙂 That’s it. That’s all I have to say, and now I’ll just go forth continuingly being more me.