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i can't afford a diary, so this will have to do
n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.
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Let me introduce myself

Posted March 1st, 2013 at 08:28 PM by abnegation

Hi, my name is average. They call me that because I'm nothing special, the way I act, the strength of my brain, and the way I've led my life are all quite regular. I grew up in modest means, I am of average height, not overweight, but not under either. I have a couple of friends, and one best friend. I've never won any Grammies, and I can play guitar pretty okay. I have a few hobbies, but nothing I stand out at. My teachers always gave me steady grades, but nothing straight or "A like" on a regular basis. I drive a pretty okay car, work a lame job, and struggle my way through college. I like animals, and they like it when I feed them I guess. I am not beautiful to everybody, but I'm not ugly. I'm not naturally smart, but I can work things out.

I am average. But does that limit my potential? No. I can achieve what I want to achieve, but by being average. My voice doesn't stand out, and my eyes don't shine, but I can both speak and see. Only one of my hands is strong but I may still write. I exist and therefore my potential is limitless. I was handed this body and this life, but I choose where it goes, I choose who these lips shall kiss, what stones my feet shall tread, and when my body shall move. I am average, I am expected, but does that limit my potential? No. I will be who I desire to be. Average is a state of fallacy.
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  1. Old Comment
    droomph's Avatar
    Average is the best, because it's a combination of good, and bad.

    How people choose to interpret "average" is what limits them.
    Posted March 1st, 2013 at 10:22 PM by droomph droomph is offline
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    Kura's Avatar
    Depends on what you define average against. You are obviously more wealthy and lucky than more than 2/3rds of the population on this earth. But striving for more is always a good attitude IMO so keep going.
    Posted March 2nd, 2013 at 04:28 AM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Sodom's Avatar
    You should probably let the other person weigh in too before you just decide to kiss them.
    Posted March 2nd, 2013 at 04:45 AM by Sodom Sodom is offline
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    Fairy's Avatar
    I am also average.

    And predictable.
    Posted March 2nd, 2013 at 04:43 PM by Fairy Fairy is offline
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    Guy's Avatar
    Hi, Average. I'm Weird. It's nice to meet you.
    Posted March 2nd, 2013 at 07:32 PM by Guy Guy is offline
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    Let me apologize on behalf of Spontaneous over there. He's not Weird, I am. He's Spontaneous. Pleased to meet you, Average. How do you do?
    Posted March 2nd, 2013 at 07:47 PM by
 

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