New essay on Authorsden.
‘People are better off when they play to their strengths and develop the skills they have the most innate ability and desire to do, not the things they’re worst at and have to force themselves to do. You are not special, I am not special. You are not equal, I am not equal. You can do stuff I can’t, I can do stuff you can’t, and Jimbo down the road can kick both our butts at something. That’s a basic fact of life that everyone on the losing end of a competition finds out real fast. (I won’t digress into how the retardation of sports by giving participation awards has possibly led to people thinking equality exists, because after all, they all got trophies so must be equal, right?) ‘