Heroes are important, don't you think?
I do. I have often looked towards my heroes when I am at a crossroads and often think "what would XXXXX do about this?" when I am truly stumped and searching for an answer.
I think that everyone should have good, solid, heroes, fictional or otherwise - and really, this is the 21st Century, we no longer require that everyone have heroes within the same gender/ethnicity - I mean really, do I need to say this? - embrace your heroes, whoever they are.