Discuss the College Honors Program

What does one hope to gain from participation in a College Honors Program, and what does one hope to contribute to an honors program? Very rarely have purely good or purely villainous historical figures existed. Some historical figures have been successful, and some have been significant. Do you as a college honors student who will one day leave your mark on this world, want to be successful or significant? Which is more important in creating a history worth emulating, and why?