.... are bound to fall off.
This is something I have dealt with before and this post is in general. However, I am writing it now because I recently let go of a friendship.
There is a lesson that I have learned from Goofball. Well several but one of the most valuable is "No expectations." It took me a while to figure out what that meant or how to apply that to my life. But now that I have, I see things very differently.
However, most of these people on pedestals were pre-no expectations living. They were people that I admired, looked up to and/or that gave me strength.
Only later did I realize that they were human. Only later did I realize that they had faults. Only later did they fall from those pedestals on which I put them.
It is really heartbreaking to feel this way but I let it happen. I had the expectations of hero/heroine. It wasn't them that climbed up there, they didn't ask for such glory in my life. I did it.
Sooo I have definitely learned a lesson in regards to myself and expectations for people. While it isn't wrong to look up to people or admire them, don't expect perfection or hero behavior. Expect that at times they won't live up to it and just accept that.
Or something like that! :)