Joining the Greats of History

Last time, we touched on how it might not be possible to become one of the many great people in history. I promised to return with thoughts on how to do so, if the determination is there. So, how do we develop the bone-deep conviction required to stand up for yourself in the face of the jeering masses, the criticisms of the powerful, and the persecution that underlies it all?

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The Backs of History’s People

Something that occurred to me after reading about Tesla, Socrates, and Roman history for a class. The advance of civilization, invention, and innovation is credited to all those who pushed forward, cried and bled and wondered and sweat to make their ideas a reality. History applauds them. History also notes that they were far from applauded during their time. On the bodies and minds of these people, is paved the road of advancing civilization.

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