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?
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.