I’m a _______ person

There are a lot of activities that seem almost inaccessible to an average Joe like myself simply because I lack a certain expertise or a certain it factor. I grew up in an academic culture that told us some people are good at science and others are good at language arts and others are good at history. You’re either a math person or you’re an art person. And while there is evidence out there that indicate that there is some truth to that (people with dyslexia or dyscalculia or other similar genetic conditions), I honestly feel like the true potential of most people would surprise themselves.

Obviously this also doesn’t take into account resources, opportunities, privilege, lived experiences etc., but all things being equal humans are remarkable and flexible learners, and I think we should acknowledge that the next time we try to place limits on ourselves for not being a _____ person.


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