Here is my take on a well-known aphorism.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed person is ruler.
The two-eyed person is:
- regarded as a fool
- stoned as a heretic
- burned at the stake as a witch
- confined in an insane asylum
Studies of leadership found that people will not follow someone more than one level higher than themselves in intelligence or morality; they consider such people crazy.