yes, as what i could understand about lord shiva as a personality reflecting great capability to tolerate the hardships & still having smile on the face.He is one of the dieties who is shown meditating & deeply engrossed in recitation of 'Nam' un very tough physical & environmental conditons. We ordinary humanbeings loose heart as we face adverse situations.Even how many of us are able to keep our greed for money under control whether sanyasi or a family man. 2nd fact is that His capacity to tolerate the evil people around him. as are many legends in shiv purana many demons asked blessings from him & he even blessed them & tried to give them sermons or good advice.we ordinary human beings don,t love or tolerate our friend or relative who is not upto our expectations. we don,t have the patience & selfless actions. we are just selfish creatures who deliver sermons only to rich & powerful .we don,t have selfless true love. we are only but prasth ( idol worshippers) & never imbibed the real thought conveyed by the diety in our lives. my faults may be forgiven , may god bless us all.