Lately I have become intrigued by the word "Best".
When I was beginning in my surveying career, I told my father that I wanted to be the best surveyor there was. His response was: "Remember, David, being best is a matter of opinion, either yours or someone else's, and neither matters."
Now, after 54 years of being in the profession, I have realized the wisdom of his response to me.
If you think you are the best, you are looking "down" on others. If others think you are the best, they are looking "up" to you. Neither is good for your character.
David C. Garcelon
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