Wisdom is largely undetected by the mob. Wisdom is below the surface, the crowd doesn’t see it. The subtlety and substance are often left invisible. The mob sees the noise and the bravado. The mob sees the quick wins and the celebrations. The mob doesn’t see the undercurrent, the disciplines, the good judgement, the true belief, the patient perseverance.

The milestones often celebrated are the surface level manifestation of what goes on in the undercurrent when no one’s watching, when few are listening. Develop a slow depth of knowledge, a reliable character, a precise subtlety, and an elegant nuance. And watch as the mob cheers you for everything but this.