A Warrior without a King
Looking at the list of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients and one quickly realizes this.
These are not only professionals in their respective fields. Their best work is also powerful, some even with a broad reach to the national or humanity as the whole.
A professional’s craft also works much better when it is near the edge or being the sharp needle.
People consider those characteristics as the one that matters.
A pro’s potent craft is what we remember.
Potent is also what the professionals are capable of because the leverage can belong to the pros.