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Why is it difficult for us to accept people we eulogise and put in a pedastal as human? There is always a hue and cry when the human and personal aspect of their life is highlighted in a book or an anecdote. (eg: Gandhiji, Nehru-Edwina, Ambedkar etc) Is this an Indian phenomena or is it the same world wide that ppl find it difficult to digest certain things abt their heros?

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Asked by sumitha, 14 Oct '09 06:39 pm
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True. It is our tendency to blow things out of proportions. When we praise someone we overdo it and even when we criticise someone we cut him / her into pieces.

We fail to see reason and see & accept things & people after rational considerations. We expect our heroes to be incarnation of gods and villains to be demons personified. When in reality it is just a small bent of mind or difference of a single action that differentiates a hero from a villain.

In India, especially we have this habit of turning normal people into gods... there are many such examples... I am sure if Prince (later on King) Ram reads Tulsidas's Ramayana he would feel i to be somebody else's biography with a few similarities thrown in. The way it has been written about Mahatma Gandhi by thousands of writers after his death, if he happens to read those books even he would have thought "did I do this? When".

Even people expect you to behave in a certain manner when you meet them ... a member of a former roya ...more
Answered by rajneesh Rediff, 17 Oct '09 12:02 pm

 
  
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Hero worship is blind and it is an universally accepted fact.
Answered by Mitali Choudhury, 17 Oct '09 04:04 pm

 
  
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One of the reasons could be that, we create such a halo around their personality and put them them on such a high pedestal well above normal human beings, and then we get to know some intricate aspects of their personal lives, there is first a tendency to disbelieve. I think the reason is the people's inability to accept fallacy of their own belief having been brought up and ingrained with such ideas from the beginning. By a deliberate design, attributes are laid at their feet which they themselves wouldn't have ever thought of. Vested interests would then ensure that, it stays that way and go to any limits to protect that notio and maintain the perception of them being some icons. People forget that, they too are normal human beings who may be a level above others for what they stood for or fought for and espoused. But that is should be the end of it. They were never perfect as we would like to see them, they weren't infallible and they were never above criticism.

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Answered by Omega, 16 Oct '09 04:45 pm

 
  
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Attitudes make the difference, while accepting anything or everything in life about anyone's words or deeds...! It's not uncommon anywhere in the world...! Men are born to create some controversies or the other, which they think would bring in some laurels or wild publicity at least, when hue and cry is made against their own heroes once they admired or worshiped...!!
Answered by Dil Se, 14 Oct '09 06:55 pm

 
  
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It is same when it comes to larger than life personalities
Answered by anil garg, 07 Sep '10 11:18 pm

 
  
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