There is nothing wrong in striving to be a paragon of excellence. That, indeed, should be everyone’s dream.
I know someone of blessed memory whom I can describe as an epitome or paragon of honesty when he was alive. He was incorruptible. Unfortunately, he eventually paid dearly for standing firm for integrity. He lost his lucrative job. But of course, he didn’t mind it. That is why he is an unforgettable figure in my country.
Seeing the way the world is going, we have to uphold and give value to the works of such epitomes of virtue. His example is one I urge you to emulate. What do you think?