Why You Don't Need to Be Exceptional

July 27, 2019 posted by


36 Replies to “Why You Don't Need to Be Exceptional”

  1. The School of Life says:

    Do you feel the pressure to be exceptional? Let us know in the comments below and make sure you do not miss any of our future films by subscribing to our channel and turning on notifications.

  2. Απόστολος Ιωάννου says:

    The video described what happens when people that are not exceptional acts like they really are. Exceptionality is for those who have it and not for many. At least this is how i feel

  3. FavJam says:

    This video was exhausting

  4. Ed Boersema says:

    Yet another excellent video.

  5. Sanjanaa says:

    I am not able to sign in the app. I have downloaded it recently after deleting a while ago but now not able to sign up. Pls look into it.

  6. Ken Anayan says:

    no pressure just improvement

  7. Movsar Bekaev says:

    Dark chocolate is costly nowadays

  8. the_infinite says:

    You should be exceptional if you choose to, not because you have to.

  9. Reasonable Doubt says:

    The world needs you.

  10. Hsien Yu Shen says:

    Thank you

  11. SRISACHIN K says:

    The Dude abides.

  12. Jasmin Pezzella says:

    This is literally my life the past year.

  13. Adrian says:

    This is pretty mind blowing, schooled at life!

  14. Victoria Perez says:

    true dat ….

  15. Ashish Kumar Verma says:

    An eye opener

  16. ItsMabey says:

    But what's the point in living if you are going to die and then nobody will remember you?

  17. Mary-Ellen Wayne says:

    Beautiful colours.

  18. Frederick Williams says:

    I think the key here, as with most things in life, is to find the right balance. By not striving to be exceptional, we start on the right foot, and that is accepting where and who we are. Once we accept who we are, it's easier to move forward, and maybe even be exceptional along the way, without it being life's only goal.

  19. irmawati febriani says:

    Creativity without an audience … Ah, yes, almost forgot that there was so much joy on that. I guess i'm being too materialistic these days.

  20. juvarg99 says:

    What a gem !! Thank you

  21. sahtification says:

    my sister is a exceptional student, a+, beautiful, with 10 college acceptions, what makes everything hard, i'm depressed for years and exaust

  22. Jakub Ski says:

    Ad sounds very is occasional doesn't it

  23. Tyler Tyler says:

    Me: Watches this. Listens to Alanis Morisette's Perfect afterwards.

  24. Tiffany Pollard says:

    I don't think striving to be exceptional should be demonized and people who lead simple lives should not be seen as indulging in mediocrity either. It should however be completely up to you the kind of life you choose to live. If you want to be exceptional to prove yourself to others it will never be enough but if you're doing it for and genuinely love what you're doing then you should strive to be exceptional. Some people are actually happier with a faster pace lifestyle.

  25. Adam Saetveit says:

    If we’re noting a Dylan album that boasts of beauty in the banal repetitions of a standard life, I’d say New Morning fits better than Time Out of Mind (though I prefer the latter). I mean… “Time Passes Slowly.” Great video though; one of the many truths meditation teaches: boring is in the breath of the beholder.

  26. Nora Bui says:

    It’s as if The School of Life can read my mind. Almost every time a new video comes exactly when I need it 🙂

  27. Matthew James | MJW says:

    I was about to workout a lot everyday until I watched this video. Now I can be happy being myself 🙂

  28. Varsha Krishnani says:

    While I truly appreciate the intent of the author of empathising with those seeking " exceptional" states, I do not completely vouch for this perception. Its very unidirectional, allow me to state that it is also kind of assumed. I do however absofuckinglutely love love love the way this perception is communicated. Kudos to the design team ❤️

    Being exceptional ( or the intent and innate desire for it, at a shameless consistency) does not necessarily have such a sad past story. It can also be because of simple pleasures of being and discovering the best of yourselves.
    And come out of happy minds. The need for reaching the peak of their own human potential.

  29. Arlet Rod says:

    thank you for the TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. petor95 says:

    A good point, but dividing the world into those 2 classes ( 2:32 ) misses the mark imho

    I feel we can be driven to achieve by a variety of emotions, good (compassion) and bad (anxiety). I would say damning the 'achievers' is a dangerous line to draw – for where would we draw it?

    Some might label Alain an 'achiever' for instance (I certainly would) but I don't view this as driven by illness/negative emotions.

    … Your thoughts?

  31. Shirley Zhang says:

    Being satisfied with the status quo is all well and good, but we'd still be in the middle ages if it weren't for enterprisers, do-ers, risk takers, graspers, and those with drive and ambition. Let's face it, the desire to distinguish ourselves from the "just ok" is at least partly responsible for advancers of technology and champions of civil rights.

    We can thank the people who are described by this video as "busy and unwell" for our everyday comforts and luxuries.

    Don't get me wrong though; this video on the whole is enjoyable and states some salient truths about the virtues of a good, well-managed, and simple life, which would do us good to keep in mind. I just wanted to state that this video shouldn't be misunderstood and taken as validation for mediocrity.

  32. userofyoutube says:

    My dream is to visit the whole world. I want to see all the beautiful things 🙂 I just want to walk everywhere. I wish that I never had to worry about food or water.

  33. Ushee C says:

    the wisdom and compassion in this content makes me cry

  34. Belle Lopez says:

    YOU do YOU! I have seen mediocrity becoming the madness of an Intellectually Aggressive person giving him too much time on their hands that lead to boredom.

  35. Mind Mesh Motion Arts /Mesh Ensemble Muzik says:

    Should be retired: “Why no one is exceptional — but everyone thinks they are.”

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