Worship is complicated. It’s seductive, unconditional devotion - being seen as a perfect person in someone else's eyes - seems initially ideal. But as soon as you're transmuted into idol, an object of devotion - you stop being human. The blinding light of someone's adoration burns out their ability to see inherent human complexity and messy contradictions and hypocrisies. You lose the ability to be wrong, to fuck up, to change and grow.
You become a symbol, a vessel for the desires, expectations and needs of someone else. Hollowed out and filled back up. You become the answer, the truth, the way and the light. “put on a pedestal” A seductive but essentially impossible position to maintain. Unobtainable perfection from which there's always a fall.
The worship of false idols.