Billy Joe Shaver wasn’t just a musical legend and icon, or an “Outlaw” as we like to call the artists who work outside of the Nashville system. He was a hero, in both music, and in life. What is a hero? A hero is someone who illustrates a level of bravery well beyond what most would be willing to. It’s someone who stands up and charges forward when the rest of us would sit down or fall back.

A commentator called “Paddy” replied:

Your definition of a hero leaves a lot to be desired. Basically what you are saying is behave like an idiot and sometime in the future someone will call you a hero.

Trigger had it right; Paddy had it wrong.