Napoleon Bonaparte: small body, great politician
When you think your short stature is something that prevents you from becoming an important person, then you don’t know Napoleon Bonaparte.
I was in a mall, a simple mall. I was having a snack at the bar, when he appeared: Napoleon Eugene Louis John Joseph Bonaparte (every parent puts to their child the name he wants, right?). I was impressed, but instead of reacting inappropriately, I decided to ask him a few questions (it certainly does not happen every day to be in front of a historical character):
Good morning, I feel so excited to meet you! may I ask you some questions?
Have you always wanted to be a politician?
Not really. At first, I wasn’t happy while attending a boarding school where everyone was of a different nationality.
I understand. Have you always felt like that?
No, uhm… Excuse me, what’s your name again?
Ah okay. I said, I didn’t always have that feeling, because then I realized that different doesn’t mean worse.
Well said! I know you’ve become a great military man, as well as king and emperor, but would you have wanted to become something else?
In addition to military life, I wanted to dedicate myself more to the family: to my children and my 2 wives.
Okay. Thank you for your time. Now I’m sorry, but I have a croissant waiting for me…
The pleasure was mine.