Folks get props for a lot of things - achievement, fame, fortune, status. Sometimes that honoring is well-deserved, sometimes it's just the result of pure, blind luck.
The people I most admire and emulate, however, are the ones who choose to SERVE. They make conscious and repeated choices to serve others in ways both small and large. They do it in the shadows and they do it on the hilltop. They just to it; they SERVE, for the sake of serving.
I had a conversation with a teenage grandchild not long ago in which I conveyed my feelings about the importance of service. I'm not sure our lives -- my life -- will have had any meaning whatsoever absent the choices made to serve others.
I'm still learning from those exemplars of service mentioned above. They've provided an excellent map to follow...