childhood hero(s)

Halifax, Nova Scotia
January 3, 2008 8:00am CST
im just curious when you all were growing up who did you look up to as a role model or childhood hero.. and why? :) this can be real people or fictional..
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• United States
3 Jan 08
The biggest mistake I ever made in my life was when I picked Snow White and Cinderella as role models. I kept wondering what was holding the prince up who was supposed to be coming to rescue me, and then one day I realized he wasn't coming because I was really the wicked ugly stepsister. Sheesh! Today I am my own hero. I like it much better that way.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
5 Jan 08
ya its pretty hard to live the life of a princess if you dunno any princes to hook up with heh :) its good that you have faith in yourself though :) i wish people had as much faith in themselves as they put into a god or gods.. the world would be a much better place
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• United States
5 Jan 08
My sentiments exactly! It makes so much more sense to be true to yourself and to follow your own inner guidance than to look into books written by other people who lived a long time ago, who wrote what they wrote about other people who had lived even a longer time ago, for a set of rules to live your own modern life by.
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• United States
6 Jan 08
Hah! I had a past life in Italy I think, as the wife of some mafiosi. I got sick of the life and took our two children (uhhh, excuse me, HIS two children) and ran off and hid out with some gypsies. But he found, and fatally wounded, me - tossing me off a bridge to die on the banks of the river. And oh, I forgot about Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstockings... they are still role models for me!
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
3 Jan 08
Yes, I am a strange person, realize this before I even start talking. A Native American warrior woman named Two Magpies. The Iceni queen Boudica. Those were the first two female warriors/war leaders that I remember hearing about as a kid, and they never left my mind. Also, my great-grandparents, who taught me most of what has stayed with me and strengthened me in my life, as well as being the first people to be kind to me.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
3 Jan 08
well thats an original answer i can almost be sure i wont see someone else post :) are you native yourself? nice you got to meet your great grandparents.. most dont get that chance
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
3 Jan 08
I'm about half Native American and half Irish. :) It's very lucky for me that I had my great-grandparents, since most of the rest of my family was really horrible to me. I meant it when I said they were the first people to be kind to me... no one else in my family was when I was young. But yes, I was very lucky to have them as well because they helped me learn about my ancestry.
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
3 Jan 08
well you must be quite the strong person to make it through life with your even your family against you.. perhaps they qualify as life savers eh ? :)
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@dania_elm (422)
• United States
3 Jan 08
growing up and still today my childhood hero was my dad yeah i know corny right? anyways is the best person in the world no matter what i said or did he was right there for me to support me and to help me but never to tell me what to do id tell him the situation and he would lay out the options and have me take a look at the consequences i made my own decisions he was a great man
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
3 Jan 08
i dont think thats corny at all.. i think its a shame not more people can say that.. especially about their dad.. i think more would say it about their mothers.. anyways i think my dad is one of mine also for a great deal of reasons including teaching me how to be a great dad to my kids :D he wasnt my childhood hero though.. he wasnt even my dad til i was 6 and my mom married him heh but now a days i hope i turn out to be half the man he ever was or is
• United States
7 Jan 08
well thanks for not thinking im weird i so loved his style of parenting i try to be like that with my kids i think do ok if i do say so myself
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• Halifax, Nova Scotia
7 Jan 08
i try to base how to be a parent on mine also since i think they did a good job raising their kids.. they definately prooved they loved us unconditionally haha
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
7 Feb 08
Those people who are achievers are my heroes when i was growing up. And they are not related to me. These are people I met along the way. But not a member of our clan. Becuase what I saw in us were problems and troubles. No achievements nor really good things for other people's sake.
@bowtieguy (5931)
• United States
9 Mar 08
Growing up my childhood hero was my father. I learned so many great things from him. I always saw him as a great man of character and morales, he was always their for his wife and kids and even once I was grown he was still there for me. I have never had so much respect for anyone the way I do for my father, even though he has passed I contiune to honor his legacy throughout my sons. Teaching them everythinng that he has taught me, for them to grow up as good persons. Knowing the diffrence from right and wrong, helping those in need and livng up to thir full potiential.
• United States
19 Feb 08
I had a couple heros... Jem from Jem and the Holograms. She was truly outrageous! And I also liked Jennifer Beals character in Flashdance. Yes, I know my mom shouldn't have let us watch that.... but we did, all the time. And I always said I wanted to be like her when I grew up... and then I grew up and realized she's pretty much a stripper... Ouch!