Never meet your heroes
In life, I think it is best that perhaps that you don't always meet your heroes. How many times have people met a famous footballer or rock star or actor, who was an hero of theirs, and have come away feeling disappointed because they seemed to be dour or uninteresting or shy or just average, when they were expecting a larger than life, dynamic and charismatic personality. Often a football pitch or the stage can be a place where they do come alive. It is odd because I am not very comfortable at parties or situations where a lot of people are present or where I don't know people, but I have, in the past, gave one or two talks about life on the spectrum and I seem to lose that when speaking.. The ability to perform, or speak or play an instrument or sing is like a shield or barrier for the individual concerned.