Solitude.

Only if someone exceeds your ability in something can they fully appreciate the extent of your own ability.

If someone isn’t as intelligent as you, they will never really understand exactly how much you have achieved in your thinking; never comprehend the thoughts you’ve thought. If someone isn’t as skilled on the piano as you, they can never completely know how it is that you play the way you play; how much effort it took to reach that level. They were not able to share in that journey. They had to stay behind where you kept on going.

How lonely it must be, to be the best…

…sitting atop their mountain of accomplishment, with nowhere to look but down.

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