Re: Pyramids

J. R. Molloy (
Sun, 7 Jun 1998 23:42:16 -0700

From: Anders Sandberg

>The most interesting question is of
course how to do to become as
>great and general as them. Any ideas?

Do you think that Imhotep, Ben Franklin,
Leonardo da Vinci, and Archimedes would
subscribe to this list? Yeah, I do too.

So what about Buddha, Lao Tzu, Krishna,
Kabir, and Socrates? No, probably not...
having renounced renunciation and
debunked liberty, an open forum chat
might not interest them.

I imagine that men who attain greatness
have their attention primarily focused
on something other than attaining
greatness. Their greatness occurs as an
epiphenomenon, a side effect, a by
product of their obsession for
excellence, discovery, beauty,
mathematical eloquence... or whatever
defines their unique quest.