The idea that doing good deeds would lead to fame is an ancient and honorable one. Often, though, the "good deeds" imagined are the kind that benefit society at large. Small acts of kindness and goodness are not likely to make anyone famous, although they may make that person respected within his or her own social circle. Milton wrestles with this problem, in a way, in his poem "Lycidas," and argues that the kind of fame that truly matters is the admiration of God. Many philosophers would argue that good deeds are their own reward and are valuable in and of themselves, no matter whether or not they bring fame.