“Prodigy”

There are no prodigies.

The idea of the prodigy was invented to make non-prodigies feel marginal. Relegated to the center of the bell curve, the average non-prodigy consoles himself to the assembly line or the sinecure.

Andy Warhol applied to a gifted and talented program in third grade. The entrance exam was a piece of paper with an oval on it. Candidates were made to draw a larger picture, utilizing the circle on the otherwise blank page. Andy used the circle as the base of a soup can. He was rejected from the program.

Everyone is exceptional and nobody is.

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