It's not the job that makes you significant, it's what you do with it.
Otherwise you're just famous.
"What Obama wanted was political power, and that is what sent him to Harvard Law School. "He was constantly thinking about his path to significance and power," another organizer, Mike Kruglik, told me. "He said, 'I need to go there [Harvard] to find out more about power. How do powerful people think? What kind of networks do they have? How do they connect to each other?'""
- http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Has-Obama-become-bored-with-being-president_-82978332.html (view on Google Sidewiki)