In March I wrote about how many heroes have to deal with people calling their motives into question and the “tall poppy” syndrome. The prolific Michael Wade, on his superb Execpundit blog, has written about how some people just can’t see the good in anyone. Heroic behaviour is often confusing to the non-heroic and so is described negatively. Have a look at some of Michael’s translations of heroic behaviours.
Friendly. “What a phony.”
Idealistic. “How naive.”
Ambition. “Just another opportunist.”
Visionary. “A nut.”
Hard-working. “Too driven.”