"Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another, you have only an extemporaneous, half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him. No man yet knows what it is, nor can, till that person has exhibited it."

—Ralph Waldo Emerson from Self-Reliance.

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I know what my gift is. But how much does it pay? Do you think you have the right to demand it of me? If so, good luck with that.