They say you should never meet your heroes. They’re probably right.
We all have ways we like to imagine the people we admire, especially the famous ones. We create personalities for them in our minds, no matter how little we know about them. We even get attached to them—and then get upset when we find out, for example, that Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t spend all his time slamming his fist and telling people about his dreams.
But we only really know these people in their best moments, when they’re performing for a crowd. Sooner or later, everybody gets off the stage and goes home. And more often than not, the person you meet in private is nothing like the show they put on for the public.