I remember a thread here 'bout Mr Reeve, when he died, and all the news station and papers raved how he's an inspiration and a hero...
Now, I don't want to sound insensitive, and I realise he has done TONS for spinal cord injuries research, BUT!
If someone doesn't give a flying fuck about something, that it personally affects them, then all of the sudden they care a whole lot, while STILL not giving a flying fuck about any other diseases, is that a hero ... or a selfish prick?
Same as that little guy with Parkinsons, what's his name ?
Michael Fox or something? Although I think he actually donates to other stuff, does other charity work as well from time to time.
Anyways My point is that real inspirations, would be people who selflessly offer thair time and resources to charities, causes that actually DON'T personally affect them in any major way.