Mr. N: I want to be respected by those in my field, and I want my contributions recognized.
Mr. I: You want to be recognized for being great?
I: And so you think you are great?
N: In the way I want to be recognized, yes.
I: And who do you want to recognize and praise you? A great man or a fool?
N: A great one. Who cares what a fool thinks about you!
I: So you want to be praised by a great man for being a great man?
N: Yes, exactly.
I: Then why don’t you just praise yourself and be done with it?