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I've had several people come up to me and say, “What can I do to be you?”  And
the only aspect of me that’s really doable is I can tell you what my academic pedigree
is and what I did as a kid and what things interested me, but what I do day-to-day is
not the fulfillment of some preexisting job description.  It’s just things that I took
interest in on my own that the general public happened to also appreciate or like or want
access to.  And so within my job description as Director of the Hayden Planetarium and
as an educator, as an astrophysicist, I kept accreting other things that I did that people
responded to, positively responded to.  So, I can tell you about the academic pedigree. 
The rest, you have to create what it is that you do best that layers onto the formal training
that may be behind it. I think the greatest of people that have ever
been in society, they were never versions of someone else.  They were themselves. 
You don’t think about Michael Jordan the basketball player and say, “Oh, he was just
like this other player.”  No, you don’t even say, “He was like this player plus
that player divided by two plus this.”  No.  He’s Michael Jordan.  I think the
greatest of people in society carved niches that represented the unique expression of
their combinations of talents, and if everyone had the luxury of expressing the unique combinations
of talents in this world, our society would be transformed overnight.  It’s the great
tragedy -- people employed in ways that don’t fully tap everything they do best in life.
  I am privileged and I don’t take a day for
granted on the job about the fact that what I do, what people most warmly receive about
what I do, are some of the things that I do best in life.  I'm honored and flattered
by that combination of facts as they apply to me.  So, your task is to find the combination
of facts that apply to you.  Then people will beat a path to your door.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Be Yourself

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VoiceTube published on July 13, 2016
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