jamil nasir

The true facts are probably that we’re neither heroes nor zeroes when it comes to things, but we’re just people who are not awful and not great, but just humans kind of bumbling along. Being just a regular human bumbling along was not acceptable to either you or me when we were little, because we needed our fantasies of being great someday to keep us alive and sane. But now we’re older (in my case, much older), and so it’s time to see ourselves more clearly - that we’re somewhere among the mass of humanity - admit to ourselves that we’re kind of in the pack somewhere. It’s actually a very liberating realization - and it doesn’t mean you can’t be extraordinary in some ways, but just that you can’t expect yourself to be extraordinary in every way, or all the time. Only Superman can do that. And Superwoman.
—  -Jamil Nasir