A great but simple poem…
I saw a famous man eating soup.
I say he was lifting a fat broth
Into his mouth with a spoon.
His name was in the newspapers that day
Spelled out in tall black headlines
And thousands of people were talking about him.
When I saw him,
He sat bending his head over a plate
Putting soup in his mouth with a spoon.
In the end, we all eat soup the same way. Heroes are fine. They inspire us. But we shouldn’t believe them infallible. We shouldn’t believe that they we’re a scared kid at some point, or getting failing grades, or striking out in Little League. They’re people, just like you. Most of our heroes developed their talents through hard work, study, coaching, learning, and many other inputs.