In a letter written at age 83 the British philosopher/essayist Sir Isaiah Berlin observed:
|... my life has been entirely founded on a systematic over-estimate of my capacities ...|
When I saw that I thought, "Gee, that's me!" It took me a bit longer to figure out, "Gee, that's everybody!"—at least, everybody who's more-or-less considered successful.
Few, however, realize it ...