There is always that “something” which is so unique about us that if pursued, it can evolve us into being the greatest beings on earth. Sometimes, we are unable to see it or feel it though it is there begging to be revealed. But then there are those ‘others’ who remind us of the duties we are bound to. They’re theones who rebuke our attempts to express ourselves, telling us that only doctors, engineers and entrepreneurs can run households and pay bills. And most of all, there are the many labels associated to what we want to pursue, which demand of us to shun our own abilities. The society should pat itself on the back because every day it suppresses creativity; many beautiful melodies, many works of art, many literary pieces and many contemporary philosophical theories. We never appreciate those who think outside the frameworks we construct. If a child fails at math, he’s a failure for life. If a student expresses distaste for science, he can never excel at anything. The images which we fashion in young minds haunt them for life as they are coerced into believing that their capability is actually their incapability. They are very few whose resolve remains unharmed which is why the world faces a dearth of great people today.

“I am only one, but I am one. I

cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

–Edward Everett Hale – 1822-1909.