Every one of us is unique. Some of our special traits are revealed to us early, and other skills and characteristics develop later in life. One may focus so much on one gift—such as a genius for music—that he loses sight of what he values in himself. Another man might have so many images projected onto him by other people that his real self becomes lost, or at least difficult to find.
Have you always privileged your true gifts?
How did you discover what you consider your most valuable asset?
What attribute or talent do you have, that always seems to surprise people to learn you possess?
Email your essays (around 1,ooo words) on “Different Gifts” to Justin Cascio, Senior Editor of The Good Men Project, for consideration at email@example.com.
—Young war veteran image courtesy of Shutterstock