The thing that drives us and connects us to each other is the desire to do well, to succeed, to be recognized and even appreciated. That's why we work hard honing our craft. We follow the special blogs. We read the best self-help books. We listen to those who know and who promise if we buy their book, we too can sell millions of copies of our own.
Meanwhile, we're inundated with the faces of VIPs in music, film, and books. Everyday new adjectives are applied to describe just how brilliant they are. Bestseller is suddenly obsolete. Better seems to be: Greatest. Brilliant. Original. Pop Sensation. Literary Giant. Elite. Exceptional. First-Class. First-Rate. Excellent.
There's not enough time to list all the labels you'll find attached to today's VIP. I've often wondered what it must be like for those who feel the need to come up with a new and original label for someone who in a few rapid years will be all but forgotten.
Maybe that's why trying to label the man below makes labelling so ridiculous. Time better spent just listening.