I exist as I am, that is enough,
If no other in the world be aware I sit content,
And if each and all be aware I sit content.
One world is aware, and by far the largest to me, and that is myself,
And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years,
I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait …
Have you outstript the rest? Are you the President?
It is a trifle … they will more than arrive there every one, and still pass on.
— Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass