Monday, January 17, 2011

On Greatness

Today I have been thinking about Martin Luther King, Jr., of course, and Abraham Lincoln.  And really this could probably be said about all people who accomplish great deeds:  To attain greatness, they must very often act contradictorily to public opinion. They must struggle on, remaining faithful to the belief that they are right and damn near everyone else is wrong. History tends to forget that. We all love to think that we’d have been on their side. The reality is that many of us would have been the small-minded dolts that litter history, fighting greatness every step of the way. It feels like we are now living in an important time.  Please choose sides wisely. 

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