Of all the people who have helped me in my chosen profession, the two who still keep me grounded are a couple of kids I used to play football with when I was twelve or thirteen. When they heard I'd taken up guitar, they came over to hear. One of them said, enthusiastically, "Whoa, isn't it cool that he can do that?" The other, completely unimpressed, just shrugged and said, “So what? If HE can do it, how hard can it be?”
I guess somewhere between cockiness and humility lies teh truth. Thanks, fellas!