Who are your heroes?

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Mine are (brave ordinary people who changed the world):

Tank Man

Nelson Mandela
Gandhi

Dorothy Counts (I don't know much about her)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7DUuAYK1RM&feature=related

I am missing lot of them because I don't know about others :cry:
 
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Muhammad Yunus.
 
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Killdozer.

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Yeah, who doesn't love alcoholics who get killed while drunk?
 
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Tuskegee Airmen

Firefighters
 
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My Heroes...

My teachers, who were all nuns: The Sisters of Saint Francis of the Martyr Saint George...http://www.altonfranciscans.org/
--they save they world every day, for no reward, and for no recognition.


Famous/historical persons...

Hans Christian Ørsted
Horace Mann
Eleanor Roosevelt
Edwin Howard Armstrong
Philo Farnsworth
Jimmy Stewart
Brian Greene
Vance Degeneres
 
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Kurt Cobain
John Lennon as personal heroes for their beliefs and what they stood for, which I connect with.

Family members
Other people that don't come to mind.
 
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Kurt Cobain
John Lennon as personal heroes for their beliefs and what they stood for, which I connect with.

Family members
Other people that don't come to mind.
What did Kurt Cobain stand for?
 
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I'll add to my list, Astronauts because they risk their lives for the name of furthering science and knowledge.

I don't define one as a hero unless there is significant risk or hardship (socially) to what they do. So, celebs and musicians are not heros because they are good at playing music or acting.
 
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I'll add to my list, Astronauts because they risk their lives for the name of furthering science and knowledge.

I don't define one as a hero unless there is significant risk or hardship (socially) to what they do. So, celebs and musicians are not heros because they are good at playing music or acting.
Yep, I agree.

But, people who stand against unfair alone themselves without any support are my true heroes!
That's why tank man is my favorite (also that black girl - she was just 15!) :approve:
 
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I don't really have heroes, but I have people who inspire me and whom I deeply admire. I guess that's a hero?

- My Parents. Because they're my parents :biggrin:. And because I've seen them work their a**es off to get everything they have, and never expect to be handed anything from others.

- Lewis Carroll. He's my favorite artist. He was postmodern before there was modernism.

- Leonardo Da Vinci. An incredible man. He was brilliant at so many areas of art and science, it's amazing. Some would say that this was also his flaw: he left many of his works unfinished (in fact, he carried somewhat of a hire-at-your-own-risk reputation: you never knew if he would finish the job you hired him for) and would just jump from one idea to another, never quite perfecting any (unlike Michelangelo, who could obsess for years or even decades, full time, to perfect a single piece of work).— I mean, the guy began designing a helicopter in the 1400's! ... maybe a human lifespan was just not long enough for him to accomplish all of what he had in his mind.

- Socrates. "Free meals for life!"

I can't think of other people whom I always keep in mind like that. They always inspire and affect me.
 
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My favourite authors and artists are my heroes.

Historically I would say Tesla and William Stephenson.
 
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jaco pastorius
Never mind stupid statements, anybody who understand anything in bass history knows that Jaco was so important that He can be called by his first name only. His influence on music in general was fundamental, no matter whether you like what he did later on or if some people can be judgmental about a period of time they don't even know. Listen to any jingle on television, on radio, all over the place, he created the basis for the use of bass we have today.
 
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Yeah, who doesn't love alcoholics who get killed while drunk?
My grand grand father was carrying an axe, and being drunk while trying to reach home for family lunch on sunday morning after the office. He tripped and killed himself. Quite remarkable. He was remembered as somebody who everybody loved. He was exceptionally kind and achieved many things during his lifetime. What did you achieve apart from displaying short-thought judgments ?
 
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My grand grand father was carrying an axe, and being drunk while trying to reach home for family lunch on sunday morning after the office. He tripped and killed himself. Quite remarkable. He was remembered as somebody who everybody loved. He was exceptionally kind and achieved many things during his lifetime. What did you achieve apart from displaying short-thought judgments ?
Not killing myself with an axe.
 
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Sorry humanino, you walked into that one. </pun>
 
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My family! :biggrin:
 
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RootX,
definitely Dorothy Counts, from your link

Y7DUuAYK1RM[/youtube] Isn't that... something very seriously wrong with mankind.
 
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My Heroes...

My teachers, who were all nuns: The Sisters of Saint Francis of the Martyr Saint George...http://www.altonfranciscans.org/
--they save they world every day, for no reward, and for no recognition.
do you know how much recognition they ask for? Nun
 
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FrancisZ
do you know how much recognition they ask for? Nun
Hardy, har har, har har. :)
 
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Anyone who sacrifices their lives or well being for the benefit of others.
 
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Anyone who sacrifices their lives or well being for the benefit of others.
What if they just inconvenience themselves for the benefit of others?
 

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