or, weightlifting for lazy people
How relevant does your anecdote have to be before you'll mention it in a conversation?
Experiences and explanations are separate things, and we have better reasons to think people understand their own experiences than that they reached the right explanations for those expereiences.
Our intellectual role model should be the most moral person we can find that’s at least passable as a “smart person”. What we got is a moral sage that’s passable as the most influential mind of all time.
He nearly bled to death in the desert and crossed the Mediterranean on a pool toy. It'd be movie-worthy if he became an accountant in Cleveland, but instead, he became World Champion.
How did Charles Darwin make the best prediction ever? Why are there more accents in the UK than in the US? Why are there yellow watermelons in Africa? Weirdly these all have the same answer.