They say: “never meet your heroes.” Why? If your idol is a total douchebag, you’re going to feel completely devastated and you’ll be left with more questions than answers.
What if engaging in intellectually fulfilling conversation with your idol doesn’t work out. Maybe watching sand run through an hourglass proves to be a more stimulating activity than talking with them.
It’s your idol’s good right to be a total douchebag. It’s not your right to expect them not to be.
If you meet your idol — deliberately or accidentally — see how you can provide value for them. Perhaps, your idol will create value for you one day. Don’t count on it, though.
Get rid of the emotional layer of worship when running into your idol and get to work.