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Originally posted by @mchill to Apathist"This may explain why most of the really brilliant minds are also the most humble."
This seems to be true. The more we know, the more we realize how much we don't know.
This may explain why most of the really brilliant minds are also the most humble.
A different approach? Maybe, but I don't know what that entails.
Most world champions of chess were not known for their humility.
Euwe seemed so, but he was (arguably) the weakest world champion in history.
Botvinnik (who spent most of his time as an engineer when world champion) famously
said that he was only 'first among equals'.
"I dominate them all!"
--Alexander Alekhine (attributed)
Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov were known for their absence of humility.