Must Not Be the Same as the Crowd

It is bad to feel one is not the same as the crowd. But certainly it is good to feel one must not be the same as the crowd. Perhaps this is the difference between being arrogant and being inspired.
The Fourth Year of Kouka. “A Record of Unselfishness.”

16日俗輩と同じかるべからず
自ら以て俗輩と同じからず為すは非なり、当に俗輩と同じかるべからずと為すは是なり。蓋し傲慢と奮激との分なり。
弘化四年「寡欲録」

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