“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”- Albert Einstein.
It was a room filled with gifts of every kind. I could remember seeing Ezinwa, Bally, Adanna who stood before the man that gave them something. It was now my turn to receive the unknown stuff. I stood right in front of him but all of a sudden, it became dim. I woke up scared. It was just a dream, but what did it mean? When the sun finally rose, still worried about my dream, I opened the door and left the house. Where was I going to?
Through the lonely path I walked for a while until my head began spinning. I was now turning in circles. Soon, I bumped my head on the ground and everything faded. I found myself in another world. It seemed cool, colorful, too good to be true, yet I was stuck in it. I tried to recall what had happened but the more I tried the more I was in pains. I decided to leave my past and move on. My stomach began grumbling; I hadn’t eaten.
Walking further, a little bit out of town, I saw an eatery. Though scared, I took a bold step and went to have breakfast. In the eatery, I met this lanky man with grey hair though he was not old. He had crimson glassy eyes. He looked too strange to be real. He walked to me and asked me what I would like to drink and I proudly said “coffee”. A few minutes later, he offered me the coffee that I had earlier asked for. I hurriedly drank the coffee as I was so famished. I was leaving when he asked me to pay for my drink. Sadly, I had no money and told him my story. I was taken aback when he explained my dream. After our chatty talk, he gave me a portion to drink and, immediately, I was back to my world. What had happened?
People see talent as a natural ability given by God to do something well. However, I see talent as an inclination to seeing the big world. I enjoy finding out new things and learning new things. As the saying goes, “Learning never ends.” As a science student, discovering new things is my main goal. Observing nature, learning new facts, understanding the chemistry behind my life; all these make me who I am.
Right from birth, my hands had been closed. I think it’s because I was given a gift to use on earth by my creator, the Supreme Being. Some were given talents to sing, others to draw, many to dance. What was I given? Curiosity!
Curiosity means having a strong desire to know about something. I enjoy doing crazy things. Many say I am weird, others say I am crazy, but one thing they do not know is that my talent is worth more than just drawing, singing, rapping, dancing or being a writer. Curiosity makes me inquisitive, devoted and innovative. I always want to know how things work, what they do and even what they are.
As an inquisitive fellow, I discover new things, try them out and find out new ways to do these things. Bearing risks is what makes me unique. They see me as crazy but I see myself as craving to be great. I see myself with the desire to solve problems. Their opinions do not matter. They only see what they want to. What matters are my talent and my passion. I do not care about what they think or say about me. My talent, curiosity, is my power. What matters is who I am. Before I woke up, I was given a special talent, and that is curiosity.