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GREAT MEN ARE NEVER COMPLETELY UNDERSTOOD

Oct 16, 2017 | News, Media & Society, WRITER | 0 comments

Alexandre Melnik

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Great men are never completely understood by their contemporaries, on whom they have a head start. As if they were speaking a language that few people understand. A sort of misguidance which borders on madness carried by the inner, intuitive, unconscious voices.

A moral imperative that drives them to go to the end of their approach which may seem at first sight like an aberration.

A transgression that later becomes a norm, almost a banality.

Their work surpasses their persons and their judge is neither a poll nor a press, nor vox populi, nor their family, but the verdict of the posterity, to which they pass, sacrificing their lives on the “altar” of history.

In the Service of Others.

Alexandre Melnik

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