Name one person who made you be who you are!

@laridbz (1287)
China
June 12, 2007 1:31pm CST
Only one, ok? It might be a family member, a friend, an actress, Ozzy Osbourne, Britney Spears... Whoever you couldn't live without, someone who made you be who you are. Someone who strongly influenced you, your personality and your habits. Oh, and please explain why! I'll skip the "mom and dad" part, and I'll choose Paul McCartney. I'd like to choose the four guys, but I'll focus on him. I like him since I was 5 or 6 years old, and I spent most of my life listening to his songs and his words, even if he has no idea about who I am. I went to Liverpool, saw the house he used to live when he was little and all the beatle-spots that I could. Oh, and I can't die without seeing him live at least once, so I consider myself an immortal yet. ;) What about you, guys?
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@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
12 Jun 07
I would say my best friend. We've been best friend for 18 yrs, and he's older than me. I really look up to him as a model. He kind of showed me a lot how to handle situation or problem since i was 14 yrs old. He kind of influences me on books that i lke to read and music that i listen.
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
12 Jun 07
That's great, honey! I have a couple of friends as inspiration too. Thanks for sharing!
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• Philippines
13 Jun 07
for me, it's my bestfriend also. he just seeems so sure at things that he does and sure makes a lot sense. he's the one i run to whenever i need some sense to be put in my head
@ToriaT (102)
• Canada
20 Jun 07
my mother always...She encouraged all of us to shoot for the moon ...to dance among the stars ...she taught us we had each other and with that came responsibility...she taught us a good friend will always tell you the truth ...she taught us that to live by the three L's ensured happiness and strength in your life...three l's are live laugh and love...you need all three in your life ...yes who influenced me most to be me my Mom always...
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
20 Jun 07
Thanks for sharing, sweetie! :)
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@venous (32)
• India
13 Jun 07
thanks for asking. i used to be a person of my own before i met with my very best friend who showed me to believe in me. who made me feel wanted, cared and loved. with her i found life to be very beautiful and promising. she was the one who rescued me from my own down to earth conciousness. I am now what iam for her apart from my family. I think i will never ever get a person who cares me for me and stayed with me all through by my side just giving never demanding.
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
14 Jun 07
Nice, venous! :) She must be very special to you. Friends are the family we have the chance to choose. This might be a cliché, but it's true. Thanks for sharing!
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@tredale (1313)
• Australia
13 Jun 07
This is a great question, other than my parents and grandparents, I would think my teacher Mr Dornan he gave so much of himself to us kids I had him in year 3,4,5,7 and some high school. I always wanted to sing to sir with love. He taught me heaps about life and made me who I am today.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
14 Jun 07
Such a great post, tredale! :) I've never had such a dear teacher, but I'm glad you do. Thanks for sharing!
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• India
13 Jun 07
i'm thankful to my parents for what i'm today. They taught me number of do's and don'ts those are still helping me in my dat to day life. As far as my professional life is concerned i'm thankful to my cousion Surjeet Singh who brought me in my present profession. He taught me a number of this about this profession.
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• Philippines
13 Jun 07
for most of us, our parents will really get the credit for being there for us. they have molded us to become how we are now since childbirth. they never got tired of us no matter how trying we got to be at times. for my part, this scenario holds through. we can never thank our parents enough for all the values that they have always cared to share and imbibe in us.
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• United States
12 Jun 07
Only one? That's a tough one. Sitting here with the window staring at me while I try to narrow it down, lol. According to the time showing, you started this discussion 5 minutes ago. Let's see how long this takes me... ...I guess I would have to say the hubs has had the most profound effect on who I am today. I mulled over teachers, and two came close, I mulled over bands/artists that had a serious effect on my personality, and parents/grandparents/etc. are obvious and should be considered givens for this topic, IMO. I am a different person now, a better and stronger one, for having married the man that I did. I would not be who I am now without him. Period.
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
12 Jun 07
OK, let's say you too a while to decide! :D I'm glad you married the right guy and that he makes you a better person! I hope the same to happen to me. Thanks!
@Sherry12 (2475)
• United States
12 Jun 07
I can't think of anybody who influenced my life more then my mom and dad. I know my thoughts and feelings changed about things when I had my first child. I do like the Beatles and Paul McCartney.
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
12 Jun 07
Yes, mom and dad are the first people who come to our heads in discussions like that, indeed. :) My parents are also great! Thanks, Sherry!
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• Hong Kong
13 Jun 07
I think it's my Dad for sure. I cannot live without him and I would definitely be someone else if he wasn't there for me all the time and indulge me with his intelligence, support and good moral values. I learn from him a lot and I always wish that I could have more of his intelligence. Indeed, he is a really good role model and perfect Dad. I love talking and sharing things with him and to seek for his advice. He always gives me insights on different life issues. I really thank my Dad for who I am now.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
13 Jun 07
You know, I think the same about my dad, but I never told him so. Thanks for sharing, sweetie!
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• Hong Kong
14 Jun 07
I never told my dad as well *laughs*, but I am sure they can see how we feel towards them by the expressions on our faces!
@munhozmib (3850)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 Jun 07
The name is Flavia Sellari Vasconscelos. She made me be who I am, and she's still making me change. No, she is not famous. She just a girl from my school. I love her more than my own life. For her, I stopped being so childish, and am changing my way to be. For her, I did things I never though I could do. For her, I work hard here on MyLot. She's my reason to wake up in the mornings. Well, I already told her I love her. She doesn't love me. No, she doesn't. She said it to me, and she said she wants only to be my friend. It's getting harder and harder to be close to her, and I already suffered a lot... But I won't just "pick another girl", as everyone tells me to do. I'd rather keep trying until I die.
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
13 Jun 07
Aww... That's sweet, honey. We're very close (same city), and we're sharing experiences online and in other language. Isn't it funny? ;) And by the way, I know you didn't ask for my advice, but if she said she doesn't love you, keep trying, but don't bother her. Try to show your qualities in a natural way. Don't keep calling her house, asking her out. She must REALIZE who you are. If it doesn't work... Well, you're very young, you'll certainly find someone else.
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@munhozmib (3850)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
13 Jun 07
Haha, such a strange fact! What part of city do you live on? I live on São Paulo - SP, Cangaíba. Yes, strange fact this one. Well, I don't bother her. I don't keep saying I love her, I don't keep asking her out, I don't do things like those. I just asked to be her friend now. Others bother her. All the teachers telling about me to her, all her friends... She must be pissed off with it. But then, it's not my fault if others say that!
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@miryam (6507)
• Italy
12 Jun 07
within temptation - within temptation image
I'M LIKE MYRY...........I'M HAPPY TO BE MYRY IF I MUST CHANGE I LOVE SING.AND MUSIC I'M SINGHING FOR HOBBY TELL ME I HACE A GOOD VOICE, I'M LIKE TO BE:Sharon Den Adel SINGER OF WITHIN TEMPTATION BYE MYRY
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
13 Jun 07
Hi, sweetie! Thanks for your response! I also love singing, but I'm terrible... :)
@miryam (6507)
• Italy
14 Jun 07
thanks yuo.........bye
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
Thanks for asking, aside from my parents and relatives, the person or persons that made me who i am is my closest friends, becuase they let me do things that i want to do, and they understand at accept it even though sometimes i do crazy things, because that is me the real me, we cannot deny the fact that people who dont know the real you, always critisize you, right? and i think this is unfair.. judging a person who you don't know is not good..
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
13 Jun 07
Hhhmm... Crazy things? Now I'm curious! :) Thanks for posting, crazy guy! :P
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
13 Jun 07
I can say my children. Because they made me realize the best of myself and the extent of what I could accomplish. I learned to be responsible and more loving when they came into my life. They are keep me grounded and motivated to do more.
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
13 Jun 07
No-one has mentioned children so far. I thought all mommies around would have a response similar to yours. :) Thanks, sweetie!
@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I would say that my mom made me the person who I am today as she raised and loved me very much. My dad also has helped a lot with how I turned out. My mom is an inspiration to me because of the way she tutors and helps young children with reading. I now work with adults and help them learn how to use computers and do office work. I take after my mom. My parents have always been there for me and helped me to learn patience and understanding as well as learning how to budget my money properly.
@laridbz (1287)
• China
13 Jun 07
Good to know there are good families like yours out there! :) Thanks for posting!
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I will skip the mom and dad answer too, as we all know the influence our parents are on our lives! After their profound influence I would have to say my husband. When we met I was a single mother of two boys ages 2 and 1. I was working 12 hour days and doing the mom thing at night. He taught me how to relax more, encouraged me to go back to school and follow the second half of my dream (masters degree and mental health work) and gave me two more beautiful children!
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
13 Jun 07
That's great, honey! I'm glad to know you have a nice family! :) Thanks for posting!
@disvachic (10120)
• United States
12 Jun 07
I have to say my grandmother she took me in when i was 16months old.Mind you she had kids already.She raised me and made me the woman i am today.She was old fashion but she really inspired me and taught me well.I have much love for her and dont know what i'll do without her.
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
13 Jun 07
Great post, honey! Thanks for sharing! :)
• Canada
12 Jun 07
Hrmm ... well my parents made me who I am as an adult, but as for who I am right now - thats my partners doing. He gave me the strength and courage to leave my ex when he beat me badly enough to warrant a hospital stay. When I flew out to Canada to meet my partner, everything felt right. However, although I was alive, I was not living. My partner has spent a lot of time talking to me about my fears. He taught me how to say "I love you" and truly mean it, he taught me to see beauty in simple things, such as a lone daffodil swaying in the breeze, or the smell and taste of a freshly squeezed orange. He taught me to be proud of who I am, and what I have accomplished since getting out of that abusive relationship. He taught me how to live. Without him, I'd be nothing. I wouldn't even still be alive.
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@laridbz (1287)
• China
13 Jun 07
I've heard a few stories about abusive partners here. I guess it's more common than I imagined. I'm glad you're doing great now, sweetie! Thanks for sharing!
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
12 Jun 07
oh, should we really skip the mom and dad part? if so, well, i'll go for my brother. my brother next to me. we were not so close when we were kids. but after sometime, we have learned to love each other. when i do bad things, my brother is the one who tells me what i was doing isn't right. he has been my conscience ever since. so, i guess, it is him i consider the person who helped me to be who i am today... anne
@laridbz (1287)
• China
13 Jun 07
No! You shouldn't skip the mom and dad part if you don't want to. I opted for doing it, otherwise my post wouldn't be very creative. ;) But now I know you do great with your mom, dad and bother! Hahaha! :) Thanks, dear!
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
13 Jun 07
with me it was my mother she made me the person i have become blessed be
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• India
13 Jun 07
Well apart from my parents there is a friend who made me what i am .Till i met that person i thought i was a not that good but now i feel that i am much more better and my life is meaningful as he was really blunt with me...
@firumon (501)
• India
12 Jun 07
Hi friend, i want to discuss about a person who in his deeds has shown others how to lead one's life in the path of GOD .... He is none other than the greatest of the great "prophet MUHAMMAD(pabuh)".I am an introvert when it comes to religion . But at this point of juncture i am turning into an extrovert to express my strong views about a great human being who's teachings has transformed me into a human being. Nothing more ve say about this great personality Since he is know all around the world for his life style. Inorder to explain atleast some of his characteristics i need to sit infront of this system for atleast 1000 years....... Thanks a lot dear..........