HEROS???

United States
December 2, 2006 12:51pm CST
Why did you choose your hero/role model? Who is your hero/heroine? I think we chose our hero/heroine's based on our own individual goals and life aspirations. My heroine was my mother. I chose her because of her ability to overcome the many obstacles she faced in life, including dealing with abusive relationships.
6 responses
@greenmango (1019)
• Philippines
3 Dec 06
River Phoenix is my Hero cuz i admire people who care about Mother Nature.
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• United States
3 Dec 06
Didn't he die of an overdose or something?
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• United States
4 Dec 06
I think he did die of an overdose. I kind of remember hearing something like that several years back. I think it is great to have a hero that feels for the environment. What do you do that helps you to walk in River Phoenix's footsteps?
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
2 Dec 06
I personally dont choose a role model. I prefer to be my own person, I also prefer my daughter to be her own person also which she is I let her voice her oppinion at will but I wont let her be mouthy or disrespectfull to anyone either
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• United States
3 Dec 06
That is good of you Mirage. You are a good father. I don't think though that just because you have a role model that you aren't your own person. A hero is someone you look up to and admire their qualities and such. I think that role models can be a positive thing in our lives and in the lives of our children, if they are chosen with the correct prospective.
• United States
3 Dec 06
That is good of you Mirage. You are a good father. I don't think though that just because you have a role model that you aren't your own person. A hero is someone you look up to and admire their qualities and such. I think that role models can be a positive thing in our lives and in the lives of our children, if they are chosen with the correct prospective.
@rmuxagirl (7562)
• United States
14 Dec 06
My hero like you is my mom. She's been through so much and still is positive about life and cares for others. She raised my brother and I on her own and taught us to be the people we are today. Other people I consider heroes are the men and women in the armed forces, police, and fire fighters. They risk their lives just so they could protect us.
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• United States
19 Dec 06
That is great. I think we often overlook those that are closest to us as hero material, when they are the reason we become who we are. We tend to look for hero's in athletes, famous people, leaders, etc..when often the best hero's are parents, teachers, ministers, and others we know. I hope your mom knows she is your hero. It would make her feel very good. I agree those that serve our country are also the everyday hero's that keep the world moving forward. Thank you for sharing.
@pancra (455)
• Argentina
4 Dec 06
I don't have one hero, but there are a few people I look up to, and I try to imitate what I admire in them. One of those people is my friend Laura. She is always willing to help anyone that asks her, without asking for anything in return, but she can also turn people down when she realises that the person doesn't really need help, but is just lazy. It happens a lot in the school we work. I admire her ability to say no and get her message across without actually saying it outloud.
• United States
5 Dec 06
It is important to be able to say "no" in a tactful and polite manner in today's world. If more people were able to do that, it would make our world a much nicer place. Thank you for sharing. I appreciate it.
• United States
2 Dec 06
My hero is my friend, Kelly. We have been friends since I was 12 and she was 7. We are like sisters, but we don't get many chances to spend time together. She is my hero because she is the best mother I know. She had her daughter at 17 and did everything right. I had my first child a year and 1 day later when I was 23 and I just can't cope like she does. She went to college and graduated while raising her daughter and babysitting for her cousins' kids during the day to earn spending cash. She kept the house spotless during the day. She maintained an A average in college and now has a job teaching and is going back for another degree. She had a boyfriend and active social life. She just did it all and her daughter never suffered because of it. I, on the other hand, can barely make it through the day without screaming at one of my kids or wishing I was somewhere else. I wish I could be half the mother she is.
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• United States
4 Dec 06
That is phenominal. I applaud her, and you. You are a great mom. It is natural to lose your cool. We have all been there. I think your friend Kelly is very lucky to have a friend such as you. It is because of you and others in her life that she is able to be so sucessful. Thank you for sharing your hero with me. I really appreciate it.
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
2 Dec 06
My role model is my grandparents. They have been married for over 50 years, and are extrememly happy. They have raised 2 sons on very little money and even now they live on very little money but know how to make it stretch. They are also very strong in their Christian faith and that is why they are my heros.
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• United States
2 Dec 06
That is so sweet. Do they know they are your hero's? Isn't it amazing how back then, people knew how to stretch things and make due. Nowdays, everything is "now". Thank you for sharing. I appreciate it.