Ego, head weight, that kind of attitude, is it necessary for a person to grow big? My answer is a big fat Yes, even though i'm hundred percent sure i'll have a hundred people revolting against me.
What's life without an ego? What's life like without head weight? What's life without feeling you're the best, ALWAYS, when you go out there to do things you are best at?
Take the life of many a people. Take the life of George Best, he played football with a grace . He was into drugs, girls, drinks, chuck all that. He had the ego, he knew he was the best. Thats why he became George Best . That ego is what made people say - Zidane good, Pele better, George 'BEST' ..!
Take the life of Eric Cantona - Roy Keane once exclaimed about him - "Collar turned up, back straight, chest stuck out, he glided into the arena as if he owned the f!?!ing place.
Thats the spirit i'm talking about. Go out there, play as though you own that fc!?!ing place. Thats ego for you. Attitude at a different level.
You dont have to look much further, take the life of Ronaldo .
Last year , before he was crowned the Fifa World Player of the year, he said - "I'm the First, Second , Third best player of the World"!
For him to have the guts to say that, and perform like the First, Second, Third best player of the world next season also, shows his character, shows his ego , shows his ability to live up to his ego.
I mean , who would have even thought of saying such a quote when someone gets the most coveted award in football? He did. Thats what makes him special.
I can go on naming people who've played with ego, and have made it big - Steve Waugh, Kevin Pietersen, Ilayaraja etc etc.
All these people i've mentioned about here, there are only two types of supporters for them - On one hand, they got fans who'll go boo them, jeer them, due to pure jealousy! On the other hand, they've got people who'll be ready to give their lives for all of them.
These people never have moderate supporters in their side. They either love them to give their lives, or they hate them like any other shite. This is life. These are the people who'll always be remembered as legends, with still that same fanaticism surrounding them, even after their death.
According to me , there is no point living a life full of modesty. True, modesty must be there. But must constitute say 10% out of your 100%!
Modest people have no big place in people's hearts. They'll be classified as good human beings, rather than the best! At the end of the day, people see the best , not others.
People may say , take the life of Sachin , take the life of Ar Rahman . True, but those are the only people i've known who've had no ego , but still have been successful in capturing people's hearts. ! :|
I thus finish writing one of the most debatable topics, but according to me, you need ego to be remembered as a legend!
P-S : This may seem pointless or baseless to many! Thought, i could put forth my view. Comments welcome . :)