In this Big Think video, Neil deGrasse Tyson shares inspiring advice on how to be a great person. He says, “The greatest people in society carve niches that represent the unique expression of their combinations and talents. If everyone had the luxury of expressing their unique talents, our society would be transformed overnight.” For deGrasse, the tragedy of modern society is that people are employed in places that aren’t the best fit for their talents. Most people try to be other people and fill predetermined roles, he says.

Are you creating yourself and expressing your deepest talents?
For more inspiring wisdom, listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson StarTalk Radio at BetterListen.