Saturday, January 03, 2009


Thought for the day: How do you raise a child in middle-class comfort if all the inspiring stories of greatness start with a person living in adversity?


  1. The stories are wrong. Greatness is not bred by adversity.
  2. Raise the child to choose adversity. (Then why am I not choosing it?)
  3. Greatness is not great.
  4. Other.
  5. A combination of the above.

Continue thinking.


At Jan 4, 2009, 12:27:00 AM, Blogger Sensei Michael said:

There are some of us meant to be great. There are others of us meant to make others great. Hopefully, we are not the rest - we watch others become great.

At Jan 4, 2009, 10:34:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Middle class people face adversity, too. Moving up Maslow's hierarchy just makes the challenges different (and, admittedly, less deadly). Anyone pushing themselves to their limits is facing adversity, and being refined by it.

At Jan 4, 2009, 2:04:00 PM, Blogger Micah Sittig said:

Michael: Making others great can qualify as great too. 加油 to both of us!

John: I like what you wrote a lot. I think it would fall under "Adversity is not adversity", as in, you don't have to be destitute and starving to be facing adversity. I will add that to my thought process...


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