On Greatness

“there is no way to be truly great in this world. we are all impaled on the crook of conditioning. a fish that is in the water has no choice that he is. genius would have it that we swim in sand. but we are fish and we drown.” – james dean. the subtle truth in these words remains that he was indeed great but even great wasnt great enough for him. that’s dignity for you. the rest of the bits about “live fast, die young” were just too romantic for me. by xy