...'cause they died?
I saw a thing on Current TV over the weekend. It was called "50 Documentaries To See Before You Die".
I wrote a few of them down and to find and watch. One of them was called "The Fog of War" and it's about Robert McNamara.
For years I listened to older folks about what a bastard this guy was but I never knew much about him. I had read stuff in history books and listened to teachers with political slants on the whole deal with him and never gave it much more thought.
Wish I had and wish I had seen the documentary when it came out. I have a new respect for the man. Not that I would ever be able to get anywhere near the guy unless I bumped in to him at 7-Eleven or something but the documentary is worth seeing. It sheds alot of light on alot of things that the general public seems to have gotten wrong. So, yeah, check it out.
If have a chance to meet someone you admire, do it. Even if they seem bigger than life and that skews your opinion, if you put a human being behind the name, changes your whole perspective.
BTW, another documentary to see..."Senna". It's about Bruno Senna and is totally worth every second you spend watching it.
I'll write more about the other ones on my list when I get to see them.