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Offline Hadrian

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Heroes
« on: 13/03/2006 20:54:31 »
Who is your heros and why?
Who inspires you
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1 fictional
2 Historical
2 Living
4 Personal


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Re: Heroes
« Reply #1 on: 13/03/2006 21:41:38 »
1. Count of Monte Cristo - complex, yet singleminded.
2. Winston Churchill, - alcoholic, elitist, frequent failure, ultimate success through application of courage, fortitude, intellect and persistence i.e. complex, yet singleminded.
3. Nelson Mandela - the courage it took to forgive, anyet remember. Yes, a complex, yet single minded character.
4. ???

Ask me tomorrow and you shall get a different list, with different reasons.

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Re: Heroes
« Reply #2 on: 13/03/2006 21:58:44 »
1: DAFFY DUCK.....He's crazy and I luff crazy ducks !

2: CALIGULA.....Oh yea..oh yea..uh hu uh hu ! (failing that Leonardo Da Vinci....a man way way ahead of his time with an incredible gift for imaginative creativity.

3: HARRY HILL....He crazy and I luff crazy Harry Hill !...plus he's a doctor too and I luff crazy doctors !!

4: MUMMY....Through the trials and tribulations of her life and....well....there's just too much to say.

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Re: Heroes
« Reply #3 on: 14/03/2006 00:36:51 »
I have to admit to being very uneasy about the whole notion of heroes.

People are people, and if you put them up on a pedestal, you are merely setting them up for a fall..

There are individual actions that people have taken that I admire, just as there are individual actions that people have taken that I condemn, but that doesn't mean that I think that the one act (or small collections of acts) can ever define the totality of a person.



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Re: Heroes
« Reply #4 on: 14/03/2006 00:44:35 »
I agree with George. I don't have heroes as such. Certainly I recognise people who have performed heroic acts - Oskar Schindler being an example.
I don't really see how a fictional character can be a hero.

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Re: Heroes
« Reply #5 on: 14/03/2006 01:23:12 »
oh you two are such spoil sports !!:D

Perhaps a fictional character could be one of heroic inspiration then !..or a hero within the context of the text that inspires....

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Re: Heroes
« Reply #6 on: 14/03/2006 21:29:03 »
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

oh you two are such spoil sports !!:D

Perhaps a fictional character could be one of heroic inspiration then !..or a hero within the context of the text that inspires....





Ah, now that's a different matter. I have oft been inspired by Rincewind :D

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Re: Heroes
« Reply #7 on: 15/03/2006 02:25:33 »
fictional: professor keatings! from dead poet's society
i wish i had him as my teacher- he tought the lads carpe diem hooray!

historical: dunno :)

living: richard o'brien
 because he created on of the greatest films of all time
 and through his ingenious abilities unconsciously made the greatest cult i know of and consider myself part of
 and changed sooo many people's lives, culture, everyyything!
not to mention best music ever, and sings the best song ever himself

personal: my 6th grade teacher...i guess
yeah for me to still remember him after all of these years should say something :)
he was cool
that was the only year of school in my life i can remember in which actually learning was more important than grades
 

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Re: Heroes
« Reply #8 on: 15/03/2006 21:27:44 »
Fictional
Odysseus: perseverance personified

Historical
Martin Luther King: pure courage of conviction

Living
Lhamo Dhondrub: total compassion

Personal
My Wife: endless love and loyalty      


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