Opinion: Don't Let Someone Else's Little Green Monster Get in the Way of Your Talent

Jealous much? Illustration by Dori Hartley
Talent is one of those things you're either born with or without.
And, when you have it, if you develop and use it skillfully, two things almost always happen: You become admired for your ...
Talent is a gift. So, don't hate on those who have it.

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When even the brightest kids can't stay in school

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