I almost hit gobsmacked reading MAP – Day 27 again, especially since what I’d forgotten this conversation.
My brightness came from a world of discovery, a love of learning, of being curious about the world. I saw myself becoming dull and more dull the more I tried to get good grades and play their game.
So here in a conversation about being a bright child in school, I’m delivered a timely reminder about playing the game.
In fact I was having a very similar conversation this afternoon.
I can feel the same energy drain now of playing the business game as I did back in school.
Even more so juxtapositioned against the energy a few lines down with
Look around you and see what is bright within others – what they long to be. Help them see that again, and to be that again.
I’m grateful the higher me is holding on tight with a short enough rope not to hang myself while still setting off light bulbs.