I never quite understood how mediocre people managed to convince others that they’re great at something. I’ve seen it so often, how they make everyone worship their unique and incredible talent. I’ve seen the others staring in awe probably thinking how lucky they are to know this deeply fascinating person. I’ve seen this so often and yet I haven’t figured out how they do it.
Or maybe I’m broken. Maybe I’m just too honest about my capabilities. Yes, I read a lot, but not more than the average “i-didn’t-go-to-university-just-to-live-off-my-parents’-money-a-bit-longer” person. Yea, I take decent photos sometimes, but I’m not a talented photographer. And sometimes I might come up with witty jokes, but I’m definitely not gonna think of myself as “the funny one”.
Yesterday I was presenting a project as part of an oral exam at the university and the professor stopped me and told me how she really liked my presentation and wished she had the chance to work with me in the future, as I seem like a really smart person. And there I was, wondering if she was being sarcastic. Apparently she wasn’t. And all I could think of at that moment was that I should tell this woman not to get ahead of herself.
Seriously, am I broken?