greatness is in the eyes of the beholder

30 10 2008

You know people who are recognised for what they do? They are either mentioned in a book or are in a magazine or in the news? Have you ever looked at them and notice that they are people just like you? Then you ask yourself what they did to be so great?

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.

Jeez, thank you Shakespeare. Alright. Some ARE born great. We basically have almost no control over where or who we are born to. Notice that the phrase doesn’t tell you how to achieve greatness. It doesn’t even tell how to have greatness thrust upon you.  Don’t you love that about great phrases?

However, if being great means getting there without being myself, I rather not be great. I rather be me. Who defined greatness anyway.

Hang on.

I’ll look up greatness at dictionary.com.

lalala…. here is it…Greatness..

  • the property possessed by something or someone of outstanding importance or eminence

Using this definition, I can say President Bush is great ( it’s a joke! I don’t think highly of Bush. I know what you are thinking…I am so not funny…).

I am just wondering. If beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, wouldn’t it apply to greatness. Greatness is in the eyes of the beholder. Now that is something you don’t hear everyday. We should say that more often. HEY! I’m the first to say it!

SHHH! I am going to say it now!

Greatness is in the eyes of the beholder.

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