Break down what you admire about them and why.
Toppling idols and college anxiety.
From inspiration to real life.
You can be one of the people you look up to.
Why I kinda want to be the Nelson Mandela of my generation.
March 2016: Cult of Personality
Our rock star idols are humans, too.
Don’t kill your idols. Take comfort in them.
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