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You’re Not Special

Stoicism and Learning More About Yourself

“Valkyrie, soon, you’re going to feel like no one understands you. You’re going to feel like no one gets it and the whole world is against you and nobody gets it. I want you to remember that you’re not special and that everyone around you is going through the same hormonal imbalances and has the same feelings as you. And I want you to remember this conversation whenever you feel that way.”

“Whether male and female, tall or short, scholar or slacker, spray-tanned prom queen or intergalactic Xbox assassin, each of you is dressed, you’ll notice, exactly the same. And your diploma… but for your name, exactly the same.

All this is as it should be, because none of you is special.

You are not special.”



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Valkyrie Holmes

What’s up? I'm Valkyrie, an engineering student interested in space, web3, and climate tech looking to educate the masses and disrupt industries.