The Things That Make You Powerful

There exists in this world a new-ish Broadway musical called Dear Evan Hansen (which I most definitely have not made mention of in one to two dozen separate entries on this web log since November) and it won a whole heap of Tony Awards on Sunday night, including one for Ben Platt's portrayal of Evan Hansen, the show's main character. At the end of his acceptance speech, which was my favorite of the evening (sorry Bette Midler), Mr. Platt shared some very sage advice which I will stash below.

"...don't waste any time trying to be like anybody but yourself because the things that make you strange are the things that make you powerful."