• Put any two people together and each will seek ways of feeling superior to the other. If a ship went down in the Pacific and a single sailor managed to swim to a desert island, would he be pleased to see, ten minutes later, another sailor emerging from the surf? Quite possibly - but only if the new arrival accepted that the first man was now a landed aristocrat while he himself was an illegal immigrant.

    Michael Foley (2012). “Embracing the Ordinary: Lessons From the Champions of Everyday Life”, p.254, Simon and Schuster