1 a : the quality or state of being able <ability of the soil to hold water>; especially : physical, mental, or legal power to perform
1 b : competence in doing : skill
2 : natural aptitude or acquired proficiency <children whose abilities warrant higher education>
Whether it be physical or mental, your abilities will always overshadow some and pale in comparison to others. So how do we empower ourselves, and others, with this in mind? The beautiful thing about the human condition is our capacity for hope and innovation. The shadow side is our ability to create hurt and destruction in the same breath. How do we overcome the shadow and live in the realization that we’re fearless and unique. Not certain here, but a hint toward that is in the stories of those who have overcome incredible odds, like bipolar or paraplegic, to make the world around them a better place. We’re certainly not on this earth to waste the time we have or the abilities we possess. So go have fun with the best of who you are.