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Thought for Today - March 6, 2024

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville

Imagine a pond bustling with activity, a symphony of quacks and splashes as ducklings paddle eagerly alongside their mothers. Amidst the sea of brown feathers, there's a lone figure - a single yellow duckling, standing out like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.

Being the odd one out can be daunting. It's easy to feel pressured to blend in, to conform to the expectations of those around you. But here's the thing: true greatness lies in embracing your uniqueness, in standing out from the crowd rather than fading into the background.

Sure, it might be tempting to imitate the familiar, to follow the well-trodden path laid out by others. But where's the satisfaction in that? As the saying goes, it's better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. So, let your inner yellow duckling shine brightly amidst a sea of brown.

Be bold, be daring, be unapologetically yourself. For it's in your authenticity that you'll discover your true potential, carving out a path that's uniquely yours and leaving a lasting impression on the world around you. So, embrace your individuality, march to the beat of your own drum, and watch as the world marvels at the brilliance of your originality.


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