In other words, unless you're 'somebody' you can't pass your opinion on.
Are they heroes? Or were you just being facetious - ha! ha!
I think somebody like Thoreau would be a hero - that is, if people had been wise enough to listen to him. If society had listened to him, we wouldn't be battling this capitalistic society today. People would have what they needed, use only what they needed and be happy with what that.
Like Buddhism . . . things can be so simple with less headaches.
Sorry, I'm not much of an intellectual, but it's like the guy said about art - I know nothing about it, but I know what I like when I see it - or something like that.