Day 13 of the 30 day challenge
“Be not afraid of greatness, some are born great, some achieve great and some have greatness thrust upon them”
It’s from Twelfth Night , a play written by Shakespeare .
Though some of you younglings recall it from the movie “She’s the Man” starring Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum.Well the source material is the same you see. “She’s the Man” was based on Twelfth Night. So…there you go.
I won’t bore you with the details of where in the book it appears and the characters . I will however give you MY modern translation on it. I found great pleasure in this when I was in school. Reading Shakespeare and translating it into modern day english.
To me, this quote “Be not afraid of greatness, some are born great , some achieve great and some have greatness thrust upon them” , means to never feel threatened by a status or level of power. Do not ever feel like, because someone may have a title or a position of authority , that they are more of a person then you , or that you are not great or worthy. Someone of royalty is not more great then you. Someone who has an impressive position in the world is not more great then you. We all start out with the same level of greatness, but it is up to us to decide what we do with that greatness and how we use it in our lives.
Thanks for reading
Stay tuned for day 14