Very few of my heroes were aware that they were heroes while I was in their presence. A good thing, I suppose. The burden of worship is a tough one. That's my best guess.
Oh, I've crossed paths with a few arrogant souls who knew way too much about their gifts. Remind me and I'll put them all in a list for you one day.
The good ones all changed my life. I guess maybe the jerks did, too.
Happy New Year.