Monday, April 17, 2006

Do you want to be excellent or common?

"We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands upon himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Who wants to be an excellent man?

There's so much more company with the common ones.

Of course, they lead pathetically mundane and directionless lives. But there's so much company!

Come to think of it, most of that company is grumpy a good deal of the time because they don't know what to do with their lives.

They don't put any demands on themselves so they don't know what to do or even what direction to go.

I think I'll sweat it out trying to be excellent.

Bill Allin
Turning It Aroun: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving for excellence and encouraging you to do so as well.
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