It’s our job as normal people to ensure that the potential of those misunderstood ones is realized.

“It’s our job as normal people to ensure that the potential of those misunderstood ones is realized.”
-Sora (No Game No Life, ep. 7)

When I first read this quote, I could instantly relate to it and understand the meaning behind it.

In this society, the talented are outliers, and often overlooked. Those kids with potential are either given the opportunity to hone their skills, or else they simply grow up and become average like everyone else. I see nothing wrong with being average; for me, a simple life where I can enjoy the daily, little things I love like gaming, watching tv, travelling, taking photos, etc. is enough for me.

But on the other hand, I believe that I was once one of those kids with potential when I was younger, however, I was not guided on the right track or given the right opportunities, and so I lost myself somewhere along the way. My potential as a great graphic/web designer and artist was never touched upon, and so it just faded away to average.

I definitely won’t give up on trying to improve, since graphic design is something I’ve always loved and been passionate about, but I know that I won’t be able to make up all the lost time and make it into a career.

So I personally know how important it is to find those people with potential and make sure they realize the talent that they have. Sometimes, people just need to be put on the right path at the start, to end up where they belong in the end.

“I consider tha…

“I consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skillful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect order.”
– Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet (Ch. 2)

“People, I have…

“People, I have discovered, are layers and layers of secrets. You believe you know them, that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them.”
-Beatrice Prior, Insurgent (P. 510)

I believe everyone has their own secrets that they are not willing to share, even with those who are closest to them, but that is okay. We need to understand that sometimes, people do not want to hand over every single thing about themselves, but that doesn’t make them a bad person. Sometimes, we feel as if having at least one piece of information solely to ourselves, gives us a sense of self-identity, or self-worth, and it would be sad to force that away from them. You don’t need to know everything… just enough.