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Why you don't need to be exceptional

Are you relaxed about your place in the world, comfortable with a healthy sense-of self-worth?

Or are you a manic overachiever, driven by the belief that in order to be acceptable, you need to be something exceptional? Or filled with shame at your so-called mediocrity, cursing yourself as a failure?

According to The School of Life, the world divides into the privileged who can be ordinary and the damned, compelled to be remarkable.

Their short film explores the impact of our childhood on our need to be something very special, and reminds us of the powerful reinforcing messages from the modern world that suggest ordinary, well-lived lives are simply not good enough.

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