Often, this component of greatness was exposed through harsh physical labor and remarkable feats of endurance. The challenge of a task many times brought unknown and untapped talents to the surface. Other youth displayed their greatness in the form of enhanced spirituality or superior intellect or remarkable communication skills or breathtaking musical talent. Whatever the outlet, Ramos made it his mission to reveal and extract the talent. He believed that young people could “… sense a secret greatness in themselves that seeks expression.”
This discovery of greatness, and the quest for its full development, is not confined to the Taramuhari Indians, nor to mystical and mysterious shamans nor to irrepressible youth. Every person, regardless of race, creed, sex, age, occupation or interest, is in possession of at least one special talent. Make it your mission to discover yours, and to help others discover theirs. Ramos considered this quest a key to his longevity, and essential to his life-long productivity. Accept nothing less from yourself, either.
From November 2010, http://raising-a-man.tumblr.com