“I’ll never be able to write as good as X“ crap. Part 1
I think a lot of people (a vast majority actually) are intimidated by the grandeur of certain individuals. Those who had been proclaimed the greatest geniuses, the geniuses, the greatest masters, the masters, the greatest thinkers / writers / painters / composers / actors / artists, etc. of a certain era or of all time, those whose ability or skill is unparalleled in the history of human kind, those who simply could happen only once in the entire history of human kind.