You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
The person behind the lens, most of the time.
I'm no Harvey Dent, but I can see the truth in this. People don't really want you to be yourself, they want you to be who they perceive you to be. I always chuckle when someone claims they know me, it's merely a nice thought. As those who once thought they knew me grow older with me discover I have different views than them, I have different opinions, I have different ways of doing things, I speak the blunt truth even if it offends them, I'm suddenly painted as a villain for not being the person they thought I was. Don't paint me out to be a perfect person, I'll be judged unfairly and disappoint you when you find out I make mistakes too, when you find out I sometimes have to learn the hard way, when you find out I can't control everything that happens around me, when you find out I'm not a perfect person. I've been a hero, I've been a villain.
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