If asked, most people could describe greatness. It may be an event, skill, heroic moment or person, a self-sacrificing moment. Many people think of public figures as having greatness. There is greatness all around our lives both public and private.
The parent that gets up to go to a job that they hate to provide and care for their family has greatness. That parent is willing to sacrifice for those that they love. The adolescent that works in a fast food restaurant rather than become a street drug dealer looking for the easy dollar has greatness. The child that studies in school and gets good grades in spite of being teased by their peers is great. The person that has a terminal illness that makes the choice to live life until they die rather than waiting for death. The person that has an emotional hit to their gut that knocks them to their knees that finds the heart to get up.