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‘I’m so busy.’ We say this to one another with no small degree of pride, as if our exhaustion were a trophy, our ability to withstand stress a mark of real character. The busier we are the more important we seem to ourselves, and we imagine to others. To be unavailable to our friends and family, to be unable to find time for the sunset, to whiz through our obligations without time for a single, mindful breath, this has become the model of a successful life.
Wayne Muller in Nurturing The Leader Within Your Child by @TimElmore

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I don’t cause teachers trouble, my grades have been OK,
I listen in my classes, and I’m in school every day.
My teachers think I’m average, my parents think so, too.
I wish I didn’t know that, ’cause there’s lots I’d like to do.
I’d like to build a rocket – I have a book that tells you how,
Or start a stamp collection. Well, no use in trying now.
’Cause since I found I’m average, I’m just smart enough you see,
To know there’s nothing special I should expect of me.
I’m part of that majority, that bump part of the bell,
Who spends his life unnoticed in an average kind of hell.
"The Average Child" (Anonymous) quoted in Nurturing The Leader Within Your Child

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