The greatness of a man is a product of leveraging the functionality of his mind. History has revealed that great people are made not born; consequently, the present condition of a man does not determine the quota of his mind.
Many a times, great men were not born with silver spoons. For instance, Thomas Edison, the great inventor of lamps, was not born into wealth. But his greatness was seen in the method of his mind, which gave rise to the lamp we all enjoy today. I have seen and learned that the greatest men and women who ever existed, and even those present today, have been great dreamers and thinkers.
You can agree with me that Henry Ford, a poor and uneducated man, dreamed of a horseless carriage. He went to work with what tools he possessed, without waiting for opportunity to favor him. Today, the evidence of his dream has put more wheels into operation than any man who ever lived.
Even Helen Keller, who became blind, deaf and dumb shortly after her birth, and irrespective of the fact of her physical misfortune, was never mentally handicapped.
The Greatness of the Mind
Greatness is a function of the mind and never a product of nationality, language or the like. I have seen people born in great countries, but yet lived poor all their lives. Was the poverty a function of their location or nationality? Probably not! Great people move into places and create the best, even with little opportunities and materials.
It has evidently become obvious to me that only people who are not knowledgeable on the power of the mind can undermine and look down on those who they think that, because of some factors such as nationality, race, educational background, etc., are less advantaged. In my research, I have come to understand that no person of certain age can be disadvantaged. Disadvantages are only a mirage, an illusion and only for those who disadvantage themselves by not harnessing their inherent and potential powers.
Furthermore, from my research, it has become evident to me that overtaking is allowed in all life endeavor. We are allowed to overtake those who are not maximally utilizing those provisions.
In conclusion, every human deserves respect and equal treatment above all prejudices.