"Why was I born with such contemporaries?"
- Oscar Wilde
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This quote by Oscar Wilde is a reflection on the feeling of being surrounded by individuals who are seemingly more successful and skilled than oneself. It is a lamentation of the feeling of being eclipsed by those around us, and a questioning of why we were born into a world where we are surrounded by such gifted people. It is a pointer that we are all distinct and have our own strengths and weaknesses, which we ought to not be discouraged by the success of others. It is a call to concentrate on our own talents and capabilities, and to make every effort to be the best version of ourselves. Ultimately, it is a pointer that we should not be specified by the success of our contemporaries, but rather by our own private accomplishments.
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