Excellence is defined by Wikipedia as “a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards.”
To condemn excellence is to kill the world.
Let’s think about this for a moment.
Who are the people you consider “talented” and “excellent” and “better than everyone else”?
I’ll give you some examples of my own (as many as I can think of).
Stephen Hawking (haw haw).
Kurt Cobain (some people may say he’s not talented, but I like his music, so that’s enough for me to include him on this list).
Barry Bonds (whether or not he cheated, I loved to watch him play because he was just so dominant).
Child prodigies (the multitude of child prodigies).
People that can draw really well (it fascinates me).
Bill Walsh (the best coaches are the ones that demand greatness: I am very similar to that (Personality Development; if you feel like telling me to “stop being so cocky“, and then to also “get some self-esteem and not care about what anyone thinks”, and that “I need balance”, and that “I need to value other people’s opinions as equally as my own”: here’s a big FUCK YOU message for you 😀).
Extremely talented musicians (especially guitarists).
How can you be great when you condemn greatness?
Talent is so unfairly attacked by “moral” ideals, and I think that talented people in the world should do something like this, because this is what has helped me out tremendously, as well as many other things that have shaped my personality, eliminated my guilt, allowed me to be as smart as I goddamn want to, to stop worrying about things that are impossible to solve, etc. etc.
Personality Development (read this one before reading the one below it).
A big fucking sign-off for January 29, 2014.