Perhaps. It is just as plausible to say that Fascism is a perpetual state of failure. Advertisements
The line between ridiculous and romantic is fine. And only the heart can draw it.
“Workers of the World Unite” is more universal than “All Men are Brothers” on the theory that the contradiction between particulars, and nothing else, will produce the universal.
Could this artist find nobody else to say good things about him? No. He just couldn’t find anyone else who thinks as highly of himself as he does.
Thankfully, a stronger argument has never weakened an ego’s defenses.
You admit that you aspired to be a philosopher, but ended up rich and famous instead.