There is literally no way to predict if a baby will become famous or noteworthy. The few famous babies who did enjoy a brief run in the spotlight do not typically become famous adults also. Those adults who gain or earn fame most commonly were not famous babies. There is no way to answer the question of how and why people become great thinkers, leaders, or celebrities.
The helplessness of a baby is something to marvel at. It is a truly baffling phenomenon. How can something that will eventually reign atop the food chain be so stunningly helpless in infancy? It doesn’t make sense. Previously, we’ve discussed the remarkable helplessness of human babies. In fact, no other creature in this world, past or present, is born lacking utility in the way that humans are.
Like so many scientific concepts, the analysis of a helpless baby is subject to pending research and paradigm shifts. Why do humans give birth to helpless offspring? This question cannot be answered beyond a reasonable doubt. Unfortunately, human helplessness in infancy has provided a window for other voodoo outside of the psychological and scientific world. The creationists. These people will argue that the helplessness of human babies disproves Darwinism. If you click the link you will see the phrase “Logical Creationism,” which in and of itself makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
Charles Darwin was once a baby. It’s weird to consider great thinkers or historical leaders being babies. William Shakespeare was a baby. And Shakespeare was in an English class, sometime, somewhere. Joseph Stalin was a baby. Stephen Hawking was a baby. Homer was a baby. They were all babies at some point. All were of the same helplessness that all human babies are. All had parents. Imagine that.
The only things that are consistently more annoying than a baby are the parents who wholeheartedly believe that the fruit of their loins is destined for infamy. According to random parents, their baby is always the vanguard by which all other babies must be judged. The pinnacle of baby existence, destined to be one of the famous babies. The benchmark which other babies can only aspire to become. Yet virtually none of them will go forth and regale the human species with the eloquence of their words. Few to none will develop into the next awe-inspiring and charismatic leader of our lifetime. Not a single one will dramatically unveil the mysteries of the universe with ease and grace. Exactly zero of them will be the second coming of Christ, Allah incarnate, Yahweh, or unearth the remains of the great Jimmy Hoffa. In fact, most will be extremely mediocre and labor endlessly at dead-end jobs until they die.
But you never know who is who when you’re looking at a group of babies. Unfortunately, you don’t have much more of a window into potential greatness when viewing the parents, either. There is no template that can be applied to instill greatness in a baby. More importantly, greatness in life does not necessarily equate to happiness in life. People incorrectly assume that famous and wealthy people are always happy or that influential leaders and public figures lead fulfilling personal lives as a result of their stratified social stature. Famous babies are probably no different than the regular, ho-hum, non-famous ones.
The point is, one will never know when looking at an infant what that baby may or may not become, regardless of how intolerable or involved their parents may be. All humans are born of the same helplessness. Just think about that.