Friday, August 08, 2008

Thoughts On Greatness

I just finished "John Adams". Again. It's still one of my favorite books. I really need to buy it some time and read the parts that were edited out of the audiobook.

Not that the book is entirely comfortable. In reading about a great man I can only concede the fact that I will never be one. It's not that I lack the ambition for greatness. I lack the discipline and strength of character. I'm a path-of-least-resistance, trade-better-for-good type, unfortunately. I suspect I should be following Salieri, the patron saint of mediocrities everywhere.

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