The greatness of individuals can be decided only by those who live after them not by their contemporaries Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you ta

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The greatness of individuals can be decided only by those who live after them, not by their contemporaries.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position.

People do not become great merely by doing great things, their greatness influences people and their lives; great people are supposed to lead by examples and they are attributed with idealogies which favor great merit and positive impact on the society -- maybe even the entire world. However, 'greatness' itself is highly ambiguous, as to how it should be be defined and whom to confer the title of the 'great' amongst all the contemporaries. By convenience, people have been entitled to do great deeds and remembered throughout a prolonged period of time only by the people who live after them. But, it may not be necessarily true that the greatness of the individuals has to be decided only by those who live after them for the ensuing reasons.

To begin with, the definition of greatness is quite vague; it is infact, so broad, that it encompases a wide range of deciding factors. People can contribute greatly and be regarded as the "messaih" of the society with a few deeds which have astonishingly huge impact on the lives of people. For example, Greta Thurnberg, a child, began repudiating the great leaders of the entire globe for not taking concrete actions against the impending doom -- the climate change and global warming. The voices raised by Greta and her beliefs made her globally renowned as a great individual. Just like how Great has been praised for her great thoughts and actions in mitigating the global issue of climate change, therefore, it is not necessary that the greatness of the individual is decided only by the people after them.

Another imperative concern we need to take note of is that the greatness of an individual is not defined only by people who live after them; they can be hailed as the greatest individuals for their particular contributions while they live. For instance, the prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, has made significant reforms in his tenure and thus regarded as a one of the greatest prime ministers of India. He is still alive and his alacrity to contribute more to his nation is what makes him a great prime minister and undoubtebly, his greatness stems from his actions, his decisions, and his contributions while he is still living and working. There are very few prime ministers like him who have been recognized for their great works while they were still alive in India. Therefore, the crux of this example is that greatness is not merely confined by the limit of time and space, it spans over the entire life of an individual or perhaps a miniscule contribution of the person can also allow him to be regarded for his greatness.

However, the confounding idea of greatness of an individual being recognized by the people after them cannot be neglected as well. There have been many instances in human history when people have been misjudged previously while they were alive; after their works were acknowledged later, they were remembered for their greatness. One of such person is Nicolaus Copernicus -- who was the person to state that the Earth revolved around the Sun instead of the other way around. He was condemned for this fatuous idea; it was only after telescope was invented and scientists were able to prove his idea that Nicolaus was proven right and he is still remembered for his significant contribution. Such examples can be found throughout the history of mankind. This suggests that the greatness of an individual can indeed be recognized by the people after them.

In conclusion, while it may be possible that the greatness of an individual is decided by the people after them, the greatness of an individual should be defined based on their contributions, the impact of their actions. Deciding the greatness of individuals by the people after them would not be enough to give those great people a sense of accomplishment for their contributions.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 353, Rule ID: ENGLISH_WORD_REPEAT_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a word
Suggestion: be
...s highly ambiguous, as to how it should be be defined and whom to confer the title of...
Line 1, column 356, Rule ID: SHOULD_BE_DO[1]
Message: Did you mean 'been'?
Suggestion: been
...ighly ambiguous, as to how it should be be defined and whom to confer the title of...
Line 1, column 539, Rule ID: PERIOD_OF_TIME[1]
Message: Use simply 'period'.
Suggestion: period
...s and remembered throughout a prolonged period of time only by the people who live after them....

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, however, if, may, so, still, therefore, thus, well, while, as to, for example, for instance, in conclusion, to begin with

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 47.0 19.5258426966 241% => Less to be verbs wanted.
Auxiliary verbs: 12.0 12.4196629213 97% => OK
Conjunction : 18.0 14.8657303371 121% => OK
Relative clauses : 18.0 11.3162921348 159% => OK
Pronoun: 67.0 33.0505617978 203% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 86.0 58.6224719101 147% => OK
Nominalization: 6.0 12.9106741573 46% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3205.0 2235.4752809 143% => OK
No of words: 648.0 442.535393258 146% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.94598765432 5.05705443957 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 5.04537849152 4.55969084622 111% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.77117840139 2.79657885939 99% => OK
Unique words: 266.0 215.323595506 124% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.41049382716 0.4932671777 83% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 1005.3 704.065955056 143% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 14.0 6.24550561798 224% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 8.0 4.99550561798 160% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 3.10617977528 97% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.77640449438 56% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.38483146067 114% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 22.0 20.2370786517 109% => OK
Sentence length: 29.0 23.0359550562 126% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 55.8974119361 60.3974514979 93% => OK
Chars per sentence: 145.681818182 118.986275619 122% => OK
Words per sentence: 29.4545454545 23.4991977007 125% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.0 5.21951772744 115% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 7.80617977528 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 14.0 10.2758426966 136% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 5.13820224719 78% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.83258426966 83% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.273168785611 0.243740707755 112% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.106686520615 0.0831039109588 128% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0717905715667 0.0758088955206 95% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.186866986369 0.150359130593 124% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0452960738455 0.0667264976115 68% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 16.6 14.1392134831 117% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 42.04 48.8420337079 86% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.92365168539 141% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 14.6 12.1743820225 120% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.02 12.1639044944 99% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.17 8.38706741573 97% => OK
difficult_words: 127.0 100.480337079 126% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 18.0 11.8971910112 151% => OK
gunning_fog: 13.6 11.2143820225 121% => OK
text_standard: 18.0 11.7820224719 153% => OK
What are above readability scores?


Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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