I will not be concerned at other men’s not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability. – Confucius

What does that mean?
This is an interesting quote, as it discusses our want, or lack, of ability. At least that is how I understand the quote.

The first part says we shouldn’t be worried about other people not knowing who we are. We shouldn’t worry about not being famous, or be concerned that others don’t treat us that way.

It concludes by asking us to consider why we are not famous. It asks us if we are skilled or able enough to be worthy of fame. That is where the quote author says he would look, and I believe it is good advice.

Even though today’s publicity driven culture often overlooks talent, the usual reason for a person not being famous is simply that they aren’t…

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