Heroes in the artistic category often go unheralded. This seems to be a Canadian trait in general when it comes to admiring people as "heroes". Men and women who excel in various artistic
media are not always acknowledged for their achievements to the degree they should be. Musicians, actors, writers, and artists often have to serve a long apprenticeship before their work reaches
the point of perfection they themselves set. Over time, however, their unique and talented skills do earn them recognition in Canada's history as artistic heroes.
Artistic individuals are able to touch the many emotional states within a human and bring them to the forefront, whether it be extreme sadness or unqualified happiness. Sometimes the effort
made by a performing artist stays with an individual supporter for life. That fan can even take on the characteristics of his or her personal hero and subsequently make a more positive influence on others
in his own life. That is the way hero-worship often works and why having heroes as role models is so important in our world today.
Those people involved in such artistic fields as acting in films and television seem to give up the right to privacy as the public becomes more attached to those individuals. A public debate goes on trying to
decide how much privacy such individuals should be permitted and where the line of privacy should exist. The papparazzi, whose livlihood depends on getting "sensational" photographs of public figures,
have sometimes made for circumstances that have led to the celebrity figures taking unsafe actions to escape being photographed.