I know some people who are, or were, in advanced classes when they were in school, and it got me thinking a little bit about my own education. I was always in the top classes, but in England advanced/honors classes just aren't a thing. So I was lumped in with the super smarts when I wasn't too high above average. I was smart, but not really smart.
"I am so smart, I am so smart. SMRT, I mean SMART"
I was good at everything (except gym for the obvious reason I was pretty damn fat and out of shape...yet when I went to the actual gym I was even good at that...huh) I tried but never really excelled at any one thing. I also realised that's really how I ended up in life in the end. There are plenty of things I'm good at. Maybe not plenty, but things. I'm a good writer, I'm a good listener and advice giver, I'm a good talker when I want to be, I'm good at blogging. But excellent? Is there anything I'm truly good at? Hell if I know.
Jack of Blades; close but no cigar
There might be people who tell me I'm an excellent writer but it doesn't mean much unless I believe it. I believe I'm pretty good at it, but that's it. Being a jack of all trades may sound good but it's one of the worst positions you can find yourself in life if I'm honest. There's so much you can do, but nothing you truly feel you can. All the opportunity and ability you have ends up being squandered and you focus on nothing. It sucks. Do I want to do this? Do I want to do that? I don't know. I have all the potential in the world but find myself doing, if you'll pardon the language, fuck all with it.
What would you say is your special skill? Heck, what would you say mine is?