Life, like death, is a hell of a thing. Everyone ages, but not everyone gets old, and we rarely get to decide between the two. Evel Knievel was reportedly an angry, violent man, and the last years of his life were not pleasant. Like most people, we choose to not glorify that part of his personality, focusing instead on the myth: He was a daredevil, a dreamer, a mortal man who made the impossible possible. That he once kicked his son in the face and spent the latter half of his life endorsing things like mobility scooters is less important.