we all have a standard by which we measure other men, and if we examine
closely we find that this standard is a very simple one, and is this:
we admire them, we envy them, for great qualities we ourselves lack.
Hero worship consists in just that. Our heroes are men who do things
which we recognize, with regret, and sometimes with a secret shame, that
we cannot do. We find not much in ourselves to admire, we are always
privately wanting to be like somebody else. If everybody was satisfied
with himself, there would be no heroes.”