You either die a hero …

Yes, it is one of the many famous and cool quotes from The Dark Knight, but it is also one of those that we have learned are true. Learned the hard way.

I think the reason why it happens is that very few people are actual heroes. More often, one persons very personal goal just happen to align with a larger group’s other goals and the group think that person is fighting their cause.

I think this is most painfully the case with Aung San Suu Kyi, the State Counsellor of Myanmar. I am old enough to remember when she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991. Today, she is the leader of a government that has participated in an attempted genocide and routinely jails people trying to expose it.

Maybe the Nobel Peace Prize should be awarded posthumously?

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