T'Pol's Love Slave wrote:
Let us not forget Riker quoting Cochrane to Cochrane. "You don't have to be a great man. Just be a man". Sounds like a predestination paradox to me.
Riker is an idiot. Who is going to say something at the same time after being told they are going to say it? Now maybe he'll be drunk one day and say it because it sounds cool but it will be at a different time and someone who was inspired by his words in the unmeddled timeline will not hear it this time around and they will continue to needlessly strive for greatness until they burn out and fail and the important stuff they would have accomplished being "just a man" will not happen.