I think the premise is that world-class performers are often disdainful. I do not have the chance to talk to any of these performers and so, cannot assess your presumed true statement.Originally Posted by jsbn
Let us assume the premise that a world-class performer is likely to be disdainful. However, when one says "to be the best, you have to think and act like the best", he/she doesn't mean we have to follow in total tandem under the shadow of the world-class performer. In our context, thinking and acting like the best is to acheive world-class technical and artistic competence. We have to discern the right behaviors to emulate from the wrong behaviors to eliminate. At the moral level, we can choose not to follow the world class performers' standard of being haughty.