Some of us believe in man as the ideal and the ideal man (even if it be not trending now). It isn’t about believing ourselves ideal. It is about believing in an ideal and living life that way. It isn’t about being impractical either. If you sink to depths for fake pleasure and platitudes, only you will know the costs and also you might not have a true sense of achievement and pride. Yet if you live truly giving the best, then you will feel mountain high even in abyss. As Ayn Rand says you’ll feel it isn’t the earth carrying you but rather it is anchored at your feet by your strength.