The latter completely ignores all of psychology’s findings.
Talk about anti-science, might as well call it Satan’s influence.
And since when has the ambition lauded in the Bible become empty vanity? Surely they are opposites? The first looks like something little but has a lot going on, the second the reverse.
Ambition isn’t a dirty word. I think the bulk of virtue signalling is just misspent ambition by people who find it too explicitly self-interested and capitalist.
Sociology is considered inferior for a reason, it hardly proves anything. It’s mostly fairytales of Will O’ Wisps, haunting looming forces that insidiously infect us while we sleep.
I can understand you’d think there’s no such thing as genius since some pen-pusher has replaced it with pieces of paper that are basically IOUs of Trust us, this guy is good! but the fact remains there are rare humans who can do things the others cannot.
And Einstein was more creative plagiarist than genius. Before he worked in the patent office (at the lowest level, clerk) he had fuck-all ideas. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch.
He’s the Kim Kardashian of the genius world, famous for his hair.
And that one controversial photo.
Tesla discussed Einstein’s theories before he could hold a pencil.