“What’s the thing that makes magic magic? The fact that no one believes it’s possible.” Kanye West.
It appears the greatest can take two routes ~ they can publicly disclose their ambition and suffer retribution from the naysayers or they can turn inward and let society do its worst to/without them. I know which I prefer to see.
In 2000, a study tested the intelligence of 700,000 Swedish 16-year-olds and followed up 10 years later only to learn that those who excelled when they were 16, were four times likely to go on to develop bipolar disorder.