Becoming The Change Podcast (Episode 517): We Are Special

Welcome to the Becoming The Change Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

We Are Special

“We can understand the universe. That makes us something very special.”

-Stephen Hawking

English theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking believed that we as a society are special due to our understanding of how the world and/or the universe works. So you may be wondering what actually makes us special or unique? In the Mercury blog in January 2016 it was written about 17 Insights On What Make a Person Unique.:

1. Our Experiences

2. Our Perception

3. Our Beliefs

4. Our Creativity

5. Our Genetics

6. Our Body

7. Our Relationships

8. Our Hobbies

9. Our Intelligence

10. Sensing The World

11. Our Taste

12. Our Personality

13. Our Communication Habits

14. Our Humor

15. Our Goals

16. Our Intuition

17. Our Willingness To Be Yourself

Now there are many more than just these seventeen in life but I felt that these are the ones that can truly help define how special we are. We have so many unique qualities that makes us us. Let’s celebrate these qualities and use them as a reminder to ourselves that we are in fact very special.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards improving your self awareness?

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A special thank you to Feedspot for recognizing the Becoming The Change podcast as one of the Top 10 Social Emotional Learning Podcasts  on the internet. It is an honor to be amongst the other podcasts on this list as we all strive to make this world a better place.

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