Hands up wins, hands down


When I was at school, I was consistent. Every single school report from when I was 5 years old until I was 18 said the same thing. Good at all the academic stuff, bad at sport, ‘must start to contribute in class’. 13 years is a long time to ignore feedback. Why did I make no attempt to contribute in class? Because I was perfectly happy the way things were, thank you very much. My academic achievements proved that my lack of contributions were not hampering my progress. As an adult, my ability to function in social circles and work as a ‘team player’ also suggests that my failure to contribute at school was not detrimental. In fact I’m now rather good at making contributions in meetings. Sometimes my colleagues can’t get me to shut up.

I was stubborn because I was happy with my decision. I didn’t want to contribute…

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