Do you have a hero or heroine - someone you aspire to be like?

@debsgw (256)
May 24, 2010 5:16am CST
I admire a lot of people but I'm not so sure that there is one person I would really wish to be seen as being most like. I have great parents and recognise bits of each of them in me and thank goodness for those bits lol, I am also quite like my step-dad in ways so people often don't realise that he is my step-dad :) When it comes to famous people, celebrities or gurus though, I can't think of just one that I want to be like - I'd like to have the wealth of one, the figure of another, the outlook of someone else and the public appeal of yet another person.. At the end of the day, I just try to work on being the sort of person I like to spend time with and let the other things take care of themselves.. How about you - do you have a personal hero or heroine that you want to model yourself on or do you take the same kind of approach as I do?
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
25 May 10
I have many. Some of the old actresses such as Irene Dunn, Heady Lamarr, and Kathrine Hepburn. Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock and Cameron Diaz. All great woman! Authors like Karen Moning, Anne Rice, Janet Fitch, and Kathleen Woodwiss just to name afew. I would model myself after Dolly Parton if there was one. She is the apitomy of the one heck of a woman.
@debsgw (256)
25 May 10
That's quite a list my friend :) Dolly Parton is so much deeper than she portrays herself isn't she? I remember seeing an interview with her years ago when I was still a kid and she was showing the interviewer her wigs and costumes and explaining like how or why she came up with her stage persona, larger than life though she is so tiny. She sounded so intelligent and aware, not at all like the fluffy persona she presents on stage, where you sometimes get so overawed by her makeup etc that you don't see or hear the real Dolly shining through... (least I never had before that programme)
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
26 May 10
I think she is always right there.
• Germany
24 May 10
My hero is Muhammad Ali, because he stood up for his beliefs and was the best for what he did.
@debsgw (256)
24 May 10
I also think he is a special person, he really did stand up for his beliefs however much that hurt him and he doesn't let life's trials get him down. It makes me sad to see him suffering the effects of Parkinsons when he was such a consummate athlete, yet there is immense inspiration in watching him dealing with the symptoms and maintaining his positive outlook and his thankfulness for the other things that life has given him, rather than allowing himself to become bitter about what he is experiencing and feel sorry for himself.
@syankee525 (6295)
• United States
24 May 10
i have a few for sure. i have the doctors who was there to make sure i am able to do what i can now, the other ones and my therptist who help to keep my bipolar getting out of control again. then i got friends who was there to help me build my faith once again with God, and those friends who are always here for me to help me out. then there is my wife who keeps me wanting to live and my kids
@debsgw (256)
24 May 10
those are real good heroes to have around, I can see why you would feel so positive about them. It's good to be blessed with such great people around you :)