I learned that I had a unique constitution and gifts that were significantly different from the family I grew up in, and learned to embrace instead of hide them.
I learned that my body and energy type needed different types of food and routines and I improved my health in college even when my doctor had only life long drug solutions.
And importantly, I learned how to recognize other people's types which allowed me to stop taking some of their actions personally and I developed more intimacy and connection.
I made the mistake, like most people do, of thinking that being "smart" was the key to everything. After all, these are the things we hear people say...