What Does It Mean To Be Great?

It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.

-Muhammad Ali

Death comes to all
But great achievements raise a monument
Which shall endure until the sun grows old.

-George Fabricius

I rarely believe people when they tell me that they are “great” at something. I used to. But after going to hear some of the “great” bands they played with, or seeing some of the code written by a “great” programmers, or being in a car with some “great” drivers I think I became cynical. The real problem is to do with the meaning of the word. It means different things to different people. To me it has a strong meaning. I think to be great at something you need to have a superior skill. You need to be remarkable.

There are lots of people who are good at things, lots of them who are better than everyone else they know but it doesn

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