Saturday, April 08, 2006

Just Wondering


Why is it that great people never quite seem to grasp the enormity of their accomplishments? Seemingly, they tend to view what they have done as just normal everyday activity that everyone ought to be doing. They seem to move ahead from one thing to another, accomplishing one great thing after another or to continue in their original efforts as if they are the most normal thing in the world to be doing. Accolades seem to astound them, and they focus on what they view as their own shortcomings.

8 comments:

Raya said...

Of course, we wouldn't be human if we didn't!

Ron Southern said...

Well, there doesn't seem to be that much reticence in this day and age of "Build your own Presidential Library" before you die".

frustratedwriter said...

I agree with Ron... what he said.

Rachel said...

It's just the nature of the beast!

Rhodent said...

Ron & Frustrated-- I don't actually consider those who are building presidential libraries for themselves to be the type of great people I am referring to here. Holding political office or being well known does not make someone great in my book!

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Rhodent
I think you answered your own question - "they view what they have done as just normal everyday activity that everyone ought to be doing"
Ralph

Cliff Morrow said...

I think a lot of it is focus. Focus to the point us ordinary people don't comprehend.

Paige said...

Because what they do is natural. First nature if you will. It is like blinking, why would you pat some one on the back for blinking?