How being average can create creative breakthroughs: Gabe Mercado at TEDxManila by TEDx Talks   6 years ago

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Improv actor Gabe Mercado shares how society has forever pushed people to "try hard", to be excellent at everything, and anything short of perfection is failure. But by having the mindset of "being average", Gabe shows that people can escape the pressures of society and therefore unlock their own real and unique potentials.

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