To Be Average

I just got out of my Media lesson and I realized something: everyone I know has something about themselves, something in their personalities or a hobby that they do, that make them stand out from everybody else. You that popular saying “everyone is unique, just like everybody else?” That quote applies to everyone… everyone but me.

I honestly think there's something wrong with the way I'm wired.

What makes me stand out from the general public? What do I do that makes me stand out from my peers? Am I unique, just like everyone else?

I once took a test last year, I can’t recall if it was an IQ test or an aptitude one, but the result it gave me was 120. According to the grading sheet, my intelligence was average and that I was neither creative nor logical. Basically, I am average.

That’s a daunting thought because, well, I don’t want to be average. I don’t want to stand out either, because to stand out means to actually talk to people and be happy and polite all the time — I’m perfectly happy with my small group of friends, thanks. However, I really would like to have a defining oomph (I honestly don’t know how else to say it).

I’m not creative. I can’t draw or paint or design something to save my life. But I’d like to think that I can write a decent story. I’m no Shakespeare, but writing has always been a passion of mine.

I’m not logical either. In Pottermore, there was a chapter near the end of Philosopher’s Stone wherein you have to channel Hermione and figure out which potions are safe to drink else you would ‘die’. I worked for about twenty minutes on that riddle and still got it wrong, and in the end I gave up and just began choosing potions randomly.

As I think more about it, I began thinking so what if some test told me I was average? I may not be excelling in my lessons at the moment — Media Studies is a killer and Mathematics is just… don’t even go there — but I’m willing to work hard to get what I want.


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