you are what you eat

You are what you consume.

Watched “Freedom Riders” documentary screened at work.  Thinking about heroes being human beings, scared.  History not being a straight line against injustice.  Worldviews informing reactions to events.  Living history right now.  Full of flaws, infighting, bigotry, pettiness, courage, all in the same person.  People are not heroes.  That would be to smooth over all their complexities and reduce them to a cardboard cutout.  They are human, they were human, they were extraordinary.