Hidden talent

I’m continually surprised by people I meet. So many of my friends and acquaintances have amazing hidden talent that you’d never guess they had by outward appearance. Average people doing fantastic things. One is a famous visual artist, and another is a middle aged man who does labour as a city worker who has 30 of the most incredibly beautiful aquariums in his rental suite and is an expert on fish and ponds. One is a snake expert, another is a tiny little elderly woman who happens to have a full-fledged carpentry shop in her basement where she makes beautiful handcrafted furniture and art pieces. One is a very talented musician who looks like a homeless person but lives in a mansion. Another is an unassuming-looking middle age woman who once worked for NASA and is a renowned expert in a rare field of science, while also raising three kids as a single mother. So you see, it’s vital that we don’t make assumptions about people based on outward appearances, because you never know what genius they may be hiding.


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Jan 16, 2019 at 10:02am

Thank you for this beautiful post.

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But then...

Jan 16, 2019 at 11:07am

...you have total dipwads that would down vote such a great, inspiring post. Takes all kinds?

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So true

Jan 16, 2019 at 1:17pm

Strangers see someone old and slow and don't know I used to be a concert pianist on tour.

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Jan 16, 2019 at 5:15pm

Once a Chad, always a Chad.

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Jan 16, 2019 at 6:38pm

I wonder if it's Canadian culture that forces people to play down any accomplishments? The nail that sticks up gets pounded down or tall poppy syndrome is so characteristic in this culture. I imagine people learn early on not to be too interesting. A persons socialisation is a powerful force in one's life. I also find it interesting that tattoo's and pink hair have become socially acceptable but don't dare speak of a truly great and interesting accomplishments. There's a bit of weird fake individuality here. It's a shame because a person shouldn't have to be something they're not.

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Jan 17, 2019 at 8:43am

You have an amazing circle of friends. Thank you for this post.

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Jan 17, 2019 at 10:33am

Such a beautiful and inspiring post! Thank you so much for writing that.

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Jan 18, 2019 at 6:31am

Something word reading on here. Kudos!

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