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Put Up And Shut Up

Let’s recognize the fact that no beautiful thing was ever created by anyone who decided that he was just like everybody else. No one ever invented anything while striving toward humility. Agreeability is nice at a party, but nothing is ever built at a party. Gregariousness is pleasant, but pleasantries are the antithesis of the kind of willed friction that work requires. An inventor hews a trail across a solitary island. And when he connects the islands of an archipelago, he does so because he can. An inventor is not antisocial. An inventor is extrasocial.