The FAG: “WHAT CAN YOU DO?”

Hip Cebu Talents-3“So, What at all can you do?” – That was the question my brother asked me some years ago on one of our many sibling wars. I stood still for a second with my mouth opened ready to retort but the problem was I couldn’t think of anything…

Okay, so my brother won that fight but at least I was thankful for that question. It got me thinking deep about myself. For some of you reading this, you may have gone through this period once, if not then you’re probably one of the lucky ones who knew what your special abilities were right from birth. Maybe you’re in this situation right now.

You’re probably screaming in your head, “God was so unfair in the talent-sharing process“. Well, that isn’t true. We all can do something special. It may be different or even slightly awkward but that’s what makes you “you”. A bad Mindset keep you locked down in your insecurities. Back in my Senior High school days (God, I love saying that), I asked a friend about her talent and she answered “the special ability to observe and admire other people’s talents”. The next year, she was designing programs and working on robots, winning awards and making the school proud.

Yeah. she found her forte and you can too. I challenge you to sit down and write down all the things you’re good at. Have fun with it. Include the silly, freakishly amazing and down-right awesome things about yourself. Like how I did…now i know I’m not much of a dancer but No.4 on my list says, “being able to identify awesome dance moves when i see ’em (yup, that’s a talent too).

“Sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads.”

OK, No matter how crazy this piece of writing sounds, I’m absolutely in love and inspired.

The Daily Post

“If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads.

I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”

– Ray…

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