Vivekananda – The Icon Before the Indian Youth

Hero Worship

The modern mind frowns upon hero worship. Worshipping an ideal man, historical or mythical, is perceived as a psychological weakness that has to be outgrown sooner than later. I recall a personality development training session I had undergone when I was working as an employee in a leading software firm. The trainer asked the participants whether they had a personal idol and then went on to explain that no man is perfect and that looking up to a role model for perfection is a naive belief! Read more