The Legend and How He Completes Our Story
How do People become legends?
and by the way, who is a legend?
The dictionary says he is a famous person, admired for his achievement in a particular area. Really, a legend defies definitions, technical or literary. He is an uncommon narrative; a fictional character made real by inventions that question standard theories in biology. The world births flesh and blood almost every second, the legends among them come once in a hundred years. The legendary status is a badge many of us seek to wear. But only few will be so privileged because rarity is what makes gold a precious metal. Legends are people of a generation who live many generations after. They are memories that refuse to fade through time and space.
There is no standard rule for identifying a legend. Who is one and who is not generates polemics and can whip as much sentiment as the debate on who is better between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Some people conduct polls to assess people’s opinions on who qualifies. Some others use objective criteria such as numbers: laurels won, songs produced, books written, goals scored, battles fought etc. In whatever area of endeavour or location a legend emerges from, common trends run through: character, consistency and commitment. Here are some of the things they do that make them so exceptional, so much that they seem to have been products of women with many wombs.