When I was younger, my parents used to be very impressed.
Not by my performances though.
They knew that when ever I would start something, I’d work hard to achieve good results.
When my friend would get a 7 out of 10 at an exam, it seemed to be more worth than my 8.
I learned a very important lesson here.
Keep your expectations low.
So I continued my life achieving some pretty good things, but kept it quiet mainly.
At one point I met a former classmate, whom I never liked because she was mean. She started bragging about this amazing opportunity she got to do an internship abroad.
By that time I had graduated two years back and have been working abroad for 3 years.
One day, a colleague started praising himself how he delivered a project all on his own.
He was so high up his ass that he forgot that every project is done with a team, NOT ONLY by the Project Manager.
At that time, my job was to keep track of Quality of projects, including the financial status. According to the system I used, his project has made quite some additional costs.
Maybe my experiences have just been bad, but I have a hard time being impressed by human beings.
The things that blow me away are nature and animals.
They don’t brag. They don’t dress to impress. They don’t put on make up.
They are simply beautiful the way they are.
Now that’s impressive.