Jenny Groome

not even lousy – but maybe negative attributes for one person are positive for another.

Do those negative attributes diminish the person’s standing as a hero? Sometimes, but not always.

What would diminish a person’s standing as a hero?

Some of my heroes died decades ago – I know of their legacies, but not necessarily the dirty laundry (from times when such things were not aired and in worst case scenario, swept under the rug). I have been disappointed in people I’ve respected – often I no longer revere them, but may (or not) still respect a part of their life/personality/actions, etc