Having skills that separates you from the rest is an incredibly powerful trait to have. Restricting the access of those skills is an even better thing.
Originally Posted by chet25
For example, vu parlair Francois (I speak French), and I can speak in four languages, but I don't demonstrate it to everyone. I almost never use anything but English in public. I'll only use it if I am aiming to impress a girl. Even then, I won't use it much after that.
I wouldn't necessarily say to tell them the truth. It's a lot like the best things in life cannot be used in excess. Of course every now and again you should do it just to prove to people that you can do it, but nothing more.
The trait of being common is nice because it is in easy access. However, the trait of rarity turns you into something of a delicacy. People will be willing to do more and pay more in order to get more.
"There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time." - Malcolm X