How to be Exceptional

First question: why do you want to be exceptional?

To be exceptional you have to be first of all be different somehow from everyone else.   Here are the definitions of exceptional.

1: far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents" [syn: exceeding,olympian, prodigious, surpassing]
2: surpassing what is common or usual or expected; "he paid especial attention to her"; "exceptional kindness"; "a matter of particular and unusual importance"; "a special occasion"; "a special reason to confide in her"; "what's so special about the year 2000?" [syn: especial, particular, special]
3: (psychology) deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence; "special educational provisions for exceptional children" [syn: exceptional]

So to be exceptional means to not be common or do what is not expected.  Exceptional means different and maybe even weird, and the danger is that in being the exception – you never know which way it can go.  You can be the exception and amazing, but you could also be the exception and weird.

Second question: do you still want to be exception?

Either way, you can be exceptional.  Not being exceptional is just being, well, normal, and there’s definitely nothing wrong with that.

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