exceptional \ 2 : better than the average : superior
–Webster’s Third New International Dictionary Unabridged
And when he finally reached the top of the mountain, he looked down at the people below and knew himself, finally, to be exceptional. But, so long did he sit on that mountain that he didn’t recognize himself anymore. “How lonely it is, to set yourself above others.” he thought.
So, he climbed back down the mountain. And in the valley he ran into an old lady who took one look at him and said,
“To know yourself, Truly, is to know yourself as special. To know others Truly and you will given a special place in their heart.”
And he set out, finally, to be excellent at finding special.