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Who are the people that you look up to more than anyone else? I'm interested in what type of people that are chosen. Political, religious, close relatives, or even fictional characters. Who would be on your list?

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My dad
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Superman!

Heh in reality I don't really see people as heroes because I understand nobody is perfect. But people I look up to... well I look up to them for many different reasons. My parents, my family, heck, sometimes even my friends... a lot of the time I'm proud of them and I know that they have some qualities I wish I had. I'm pretty proud of them so I think I could say I look up to them in some ways.

Oh and yeah, Lex Luthor. I mean, cmon, the guy can take on Superman [Wink]

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what, besides uncle orson?
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My Dad, my sister, and James K. Polk.

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quote:
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My dad


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Parsimony: Mr James K Polk? Our 11th President? Young Hickory? Napoleon of the Stump?
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Religious figures too easy?

Other than that: OSC, Atticus Finch, Claudia Therese

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My Hero would have to be Bianca Chick. A mild mannered lesbian until one day she was bitten by a radioactive heterosexual. Now she's Bi Chic! Fighting for Truth, Justice and going both Ways!

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My dad. And OSC.

[Smile] [Smile] [Smile]

Okay, I have more, but I thought that was too cute not to say.

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[Laugh] The Pixiest
can you introduce me to her?

Heroes all over the place, but I'm gonna say my kung fu teacher and my therapist for personal heroes, Joan of Arc for Historical, Bill Bates for Sports, G K Chesterton for Religious/Philosophical, Batman for Fictional, and The New York Jet from Gandolfo's Deli for Sandwiches.

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Tante Shvester
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I have three personal heroes:

Ignaz Semmelweis, who saved countless women's lives by introducing the principle of medical asepsis.

Margaret Sanger, who saved countless more women's lives by insisting that every child brought into this world should be wanted.

And my husband, Joseph, who is a shining example to all who meet him of perseverance, intelligence, kindness, and menschlikeit.

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Although fictional, I look up to Ender. I find myself asking myself, "I wonder what Ender would do in this circumstance?". Hope that is not too corny.

I also think my dad is the most kind and wonderful person on this planet.

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quote:
Originally posted by Puppy:
My dad. And OSC.

I sense a scandal!
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Ed Wood.
He lived his dream. No matter what. Despite a complete lack of success, resources, support, or even talent, he just kept making movies.

Steven Brust.
Very much the sort of writer I'd like to become.

--Enigmatic

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I look up to my entire family. They're all taller than me. [Grumble]
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Boba Fett. [Cool]
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My grandpa who I never met. He did many wonderful things in his life, but while he may have died sooner than he should have, I bet there are still people who remember what he did.
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Steve Yzerman: (Detroit Red Wings Captain) He's a soft speaking leader. Known for the phrase "We need to start playing better. Starting with me."

Alan Trammell: (Detroit Tigers Shortstop, now Head Coach). I played shortstop as a kid, and I wanted to be like him.

Dad: Being told I am my father's son, or that I am just like my father are the best comments I believe I can recieve.

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Mission Pres. (for the short time I had him)
Bishop
Stake Pres(old and new)
Mom and Dad

So what if most of them are religious figures. They've been helping me through, probably, THE hardest time in my life. So far.

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I used to recognize no heroes. Now...

Jesus Christ
King David
St. Paul
Yoweri Musevini
C. S. Lewis
St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Francis Xavier
my friend Rich

I'm surprised at my own list. Good question!

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I would have to say my brother. And not just because he's taller than me
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Sorry Jim-Me. I can't introduce you to Bi Chic because she's far too busy fighting her Arch-Nemises Sarcougha-Guy and Fallatio Hornblower.

Pix

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[Eek!] Oh! Pix!
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My brother-in-law
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Religious figures:
Jesus
Ghandi
Pelegius
Peter Abalard
the current Dalai Lama
Rabbi Kushner

Political figures:
Nehru
Churchill
de Gual
FDR

Intellectual figures:
Wittgenstien
Sarte
Michael Grant

Literary figures:
Shakespeare
Yan Martel
William Golding
Shaw
Joseph Heller

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Some animators you've probably never heard of, Jim Henson, and my husband. [Smile]
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I tend to admire people who are the best in their area. I'm not sure that these are my heroes, per se; I don't try to emulate them nor do I think they were good people or did good things. But I do admire them. I also have to know something about them for them to be on this list, so I'm sure I'm missing many amazing men and women.

Napoleon
Cardinal Richelieu
Otto von Bismarck
St. Paul
Augustus
Ghandi
Einstein

[ September 16, 2005, 01:31 AM: Message edited by: blacwolve ]

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my great aunt dorothy, she was born in the heart of the depression, and managed to put herself through college by sewing though none of her three sisters had even tried. She raised three children who are absolutely respectable in their fields, as diverse as those are. When one went through a divorse, she as a retired teacher tutored her grandson no matter which parent was with him that night, just to get him through it all.

People i don't know, I'm less likely to think of as heroes, it just seems less right.

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John E. Anderson and John Pelton.

Between the two of them they had about 110 years of employment at Praxair, where I used to work.

John Pelton was 84 when they closed the labs. He showed up for work every morning. He was a great resource. Taught me the difference between explosion and detonation, among many other things. He had ~62 years employment on his own. One time he built an operating hammer mill in his wood shop at home to do windage studies on. On his own time. He was a corporate fellow.

John Anderson was about 73 when they closed the labs. He had been retired for about 2 years, so he only came to work 3 times a week. On his off days he went over his lab notebooks and came in with a roster of experiments to run. I could walk into his office unannounced and get a lesson on fluid dymanics, or a story about how he breathed hydrogen to see if it made his voice any higher than helium did. He was a senior corporate fellow. Lasts I heard he was willing to work for free if someone would give him lab space.

Both of these men loved their work, and loved to share their knowledge. Neither of them had any problem arguing their life's work with a peon technician. I wish I'd had a teacher like either of them in school. Just one.

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Ender Wiggin, Roland Deschain, Oy, Kira Argounova, my boyfriend, Stephen King and Malcom Reynolds.

Not that many real people on there, but I happen to like my heros epic and larger than life so that's difficult.

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oh... we shouldn't forget Hiro Protaganist (from Neil Stephenson's Snow Crash)
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Jesus Christ. Solomon. Job. [Smile]
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My top ten list in no order:

Orson Scott Card
George W. Bush
Sean Hannity
Rush Limbaugh
Ronald Reagan
Jesus Christ
Bob Barker (my pastor, not the TV dude)
Rich Rodriguez (WVU Football coach)
John Beilein (WVU Basketball coach)
Mel Gibson

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Hm. You know, I can't think of a single person living or dead whom I consider one of my "heroes." That's not to say that I don't deeply respect some people, or believe that other people have been heroic, but I can't think of any conscious role models that I've attempted to emulate or actively admire. Maybe that's because I'm pretty harsh and stingy with my admiration; I would never consider anyone like Solomon to be worthy of it, for example.
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What, Tom? Not even Ignaz Semmelweis?
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One of my favorite heroes is roast beef, lettuce, and tomato.
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Kristine Card. [Smile]
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Semmelweis, as in the guy who discovered that doctors should wash their hands? *blink* No, see, I think that makes him useful, but I can't really come up with anything that'd elevate him to the status of a personal hero. He was arguably heroic, though, insofar as righteous stubbornness is a heroic attribute (which it is).

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Jesus Christ, my wife, my parents, both grandmothers (deceased), and my father-in-law.
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Yeah, that Semmelweis, the Hungarian doctor, trained at the greatest medical school of his day, in Vienna, and was horrified at the mortality in the obstetrical cases. He discovered that infection, morbidity and mortality could be prevented by handwashing and disinfection. He was ridiculed for his assertions, even though he conducted controlled, scientific experiments proving his theory. He taught other medical students at the Univerity the principles of medical asepsis, and these students carried his doctrine throughout Europe. Although he did not receive credit and recognition, or see his ideas accepted during his lifetime, his students eventually made his teachings more widely known.

He predated Louis Pasteur, whose germ theory of disease corroborated Semmelweis's findings.

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My best friend Marie.
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I see a lot of people mentioning their faith in this thread so I suppose I should mention mine.

My personal hero is The Flying Spaghetti Monster.

The details of my faith, if you don't know them, can be found here: http://www.venganza.org/

And here is a drawing of me (dressed appropriately) communing with Him. I appologise for the quality of this drawing. I'm not very good. (I believe I've posted this before) http://mash.best.vwh.net/art/Pirate%20Pix%20N%20FSM.jpg

Pix

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Tom, but, but...Atticus Finch!
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Pix, yes that would be the James K. Polk I was referring to.

Austere. Severe. He held few people dear, you know?

--ApostleRadio

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It helps when your hero is not a fictional construct.

I think Tom is too uptight about the definition of hero though. Who comes to mind when you think of people you have great respect for, Tom? I think that'd do.

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Ooo, I almost forgot. J.K. Rowling.

Funny, brilliant, brave, kind, stubborn, and sensible.

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Uwe Boll.
He lived his dream. No matter what. Despite a complete lack of success, support, or even talent, he just keeps getting people to give him money and one day his dream of turning every video game into a crappy movie will be complete.

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