Colin Wilson died last month. Do you know who he is? Maybe, and maybe not. He wrote a book called The Outsider, which was a big deal in the 1950s. But even though he's dead, he feels good about his future.
"I suspect that I am probably the greatest writer of the 20th century," he told The Guardian in 2006. "In 500 years’ time, they’ll say, 'Wilson was a genius,' because I’m a turning point in intellectual history."
It's easy to laugh at Wilson's sentiment. But don't we all—even just a teensy weensy bit—believe that we are a turning point in human history?
My dad used to say that every human being's private motto was: "There will never be another me."
Do you deny it?