The Only Wild Horse in the World: Mongolia
WWF Przewalski’s Horse facts:
Once designated as extinct in the wild, captive breeding programs have reintroduced this wild horse to the shrub-lands and plains of Mongolia. Przewalski’s horses graze primarily on grasses and other vegetation. They live in social groups consisting of a dominant stallion, a lead mare and other mares and their offspring. Stockier and shorter legged than a domestic horse, males defend their mares more actively than they defend their territory. The only wild horse left in the world, Przewalski’s horses are threatened by habitat loss.
Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are?
We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.- Henry David Thoreau
The Tough Thing About Being Unique
Standing out and being unique can make it hard to fit in, especially if most of the people around you are pretty much the same as everybody else. You may get noticed, but not in the right way .. a way that honors who you are and what makes you unique.
Sometimes it gets you ostracized.. or leaves you feeling like you do not fit in … and never will. And if it started in grade school, that feeling can hit high gear when you get into high school, move into a college dorm, start working at a humdrum company or join a community where everybody takes pride in the fact they are all the same.
The Ugly Duckling
So, like the story of the ugly duckling … you can feel unwanted … when the problem may be that you are not around “people who get you”. People who value your uniqueness and the special qualities you have that set you apart, and make you who you are.
The good news is that …
what makes you unique is a hint
at what you can excel at
Your unique sense of fashion can be the start of a career … your eye for detail a critical skill in surgical procedures …. a dark-comedy sense of humor the perfect ingredient for a screen writer … a runaway imagination the right tool for an innovator …
Write a list of the 50 tasks you are good at, have your friends contribute to a second list and then compare. Go from there to build your unique life with passion!