“To converse with the greats
by trying their blindfolds on”
– Vera Pavlova
The greats – who are they? What makes them great?
Assuming that greats are the great people in the world – leaders, dreamers, doers, heroes – these greats often endure more than the average human. They feel obliged to be courageous, extraordinary, and original.
If we are average, we often do not understand what these greats experience – how they still struggle with these challenges because they have limitations just the same as you or me.
If we truly want to converse with the greats – having something more than an exchange, something of quality and understanding – we must try on their blindfolds. To see how they cannot. To step into their shoes. To understand that they, too, struggle.
To converse with the greats by trying their blindfolds on – something the greats yearn for.
Do people do this? Are they willing? How much will they sacrifice to understand others?
Here is a picture of the inside of a castle in Ghent, Belgium – I couldn’t find a more relatable picture, but I’m sure a great ruled here, a great that needed someone to converse with him by putting on his blindfolds.