In the film world, we can all be heroes. In the real world, where heroism can cost you your life or the life of the ones you love, people aren't so willing to make those sacrifices. When they do, they are set apart from the rest of us.
I think the American Dream used to be achieving one's goals in your field of choice - and from that, all other things would follow. Now, I think the dream has morphed into the pursuit of money: Accumulate enough of it, and the rest will follow.
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don't base your self-esteem on their opinions.
I just want to say, good night, sweet prince, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.