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36"The greatness of individuals can be decided only by those who live after them, not by their contemporaries."

Is it true that only those who live after them have enough ability to decide the greatness of individuals but their contemporaries? In my opinion, however, I partially agree the view. The greatness of individual is determined by their respective characters. In some area, it is easy for contemporaries to decide, particularly in science filed. Some fields, like advanced and complicated science filed, are decided by later comer. However, some field, like art, is decided by the eye of beholder who may be latter comer or the contemporaries.
When it comes to science fields, scientists’ greatness is relative easily to be accessed by their contemporaries, because it can give enormous influence on our ordinary life. The appearance of network is greatly decreased distant among peoples in the world. Whatever where the counterparts locates on, we can get in touch with them immediately as long as existence of network. With network, we can also study online and is not necessary to study in school like previous time. With network, it is possible for everyone to open a virtual store and to work at home. Similarly, since hybrid rice accelerates the crop yield dramatically, we can breed ourselves with our hand. It also contributes to our society stability and our life quality. Because we can percept the apparent advantages from these great innovations, it is obvious for us to have good reasons to decide their greatness.
However, due to their special characters which are abstruse for ordinary person, it is impossible for contemporaries to understand some greatness deriving from individuals. Until obtaining enough major knowledge, abundant social experience and so forth, understanding this greatness is impossible. Barbara McClintock, one of the most famous female biological scientists of Unite States, discovered a special genetics phenomenon and put forward a novel conception –transposon which is proved to be an important achievement in genetic research history in about 20 years later. However, since the conception was not understood by almost genetics a scientist in the world, his innovation was not received enough emphasis until about 20 years later. McClintock was awarded Nobel Prize as contribution on transposon in final. McClintock’s anecdote demonstrates that sometime the greatness of individuals is not decided by their contemporaries.
As reference to art field, the greatness of individuals is decided by eyes of beholder who may live after them or be their contemporaries. The merit of art work is various with various experience and knowledge of beholders. No one can justify whether the picture depicted by child of kindergarten has merit or not. At the same time, the creation of art work always exceeds time and space and people always should take enough time to digest and receive it.
Take Vincent van Gogh as an example, he has sold only one painting during his life time because no one admire his painting including all those famous critics during his period. We now evaluated Van Gogh as one of the most influential painters in history. However, during his lifetime, his art work style has evaluated as rude and without aesthetic. From this example we can clearly point out that artist, especially those of whom the most creative artists are always not understood by their contemporaries.
In summary, whether one is great or not is not decided by people who admire it or not. In different fields, there are different ideas about the greatness of individuals. Before determination the greatness of individuals, we’d better give more patience and respect.
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