That’s a really interesting perspective, Sergey! I like when you comment, because you always make me think. You’re right that to some degree, we do idealize people when we may not know what they always think/feel/etc.
Plus, you thought of a 3rd type that I missed. Because absolutely, we can have a role model based on a skill. Omg, if I could sculpt like Wendy Froud — in that one area, she is a role model for sure. I don’t even know her, but admire her work. I could name tons of role models for different skillsets.
You’re also right that morals and ideas change over time. Heck, I’m not the same person I was 20 years ago at all.
But I do still think that if other people, despite their flaws and the bits I don’t know, can inspire me to be a better me in this pocket of time, that’s a good thing.
Thanks for a great conversation! ❤