Can you give a list of people that you admire most?

India
December 6, 2009 1:06pm CST
It could be a celebrity? A friend? A relative? any body? I admire Gandhiji, Michael Jackson, Bruce Lee, Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil dev, Bjorn Borg,A.R.Rehman, Ilaya Raaja, R.D.Burman, Asha Bhonsle, Kishore Kumar,Amitabh Bachchan, Rajni Kanth, S.Janaki, Mother Teresa.... It is a long list, I am sure I have left many-my memory is not that good, sorry.
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@shobhan51 (376)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 09
Vijayanth, I'm not very good at relating Hindu myths, but I have heard of the story of Lord Ganesha and Lord Subramaniam having a tussle over who is smarter. Lord Ganesha just went round his parents, Shiva and Parvathy, while Lord Subramaniam went round the world in search of knowledge. Ultimately Lord Ganesha won the coveted prize from the Gods for his wisdom. Thus for me the world revolves around my parents first before I recognise and admire any celebrity or famed persons in any field. I admire MJ because of his love for children and the downtrodden and his great contribution to the world of pop Music, Mother Teresa, Albert Schwietzer, Florence Nightingale and others in the field of medicine for their courage and great service to mankind, Einstein, Newton, Pythagoras, Galileo and other great mathematicians and scientists for their brains, Freedom fighters like Churchill, Napolean, Alexander and other statesmen for bravery and fairplay, Rabindranath Tagore, Bertrand Russel, Socrates, Aristotle, Dewey and other philosophers for their immense contribution to education and the list goes on....
@vandana7 (73711)
• India
7 Dec 09
Hi vijayanths, I have this belief, nobody is 100 percent good. At the risk of sounding cynical I will add that doing good with the object of doing good and then getting good results also generates a good amount of ego, which becomes onerous for others to carry. I will cite an example. I know I will hurt many a sentiment here, but I will still cite it. You look at Mahatma Gandhi. He deprived himself a lot, and the credit for our independence goes to him. But in his personal life, he was rather rude with his better half. His children were not very close with him. A man who couldnt keep his children with him, was trying to evolve a formula to keep Hindu Muslim unity? Does it fit? Likewise, I do know of a BJP karyakarta whose son is a drunkard, but she has opinions about how others should behave. If she doesnt know how to bring up her own child, how can she really qualify to serve the nation? So for me familiarity breeds contempt. And I therefore admire people who are not so well known in life and people who cant be said to have contributed much to the society (they contributed by bringing up their children well instead of transforming them into ill behaved drunkards, or gamblers, or idlers). I admire people like my father who are well beyond 70s, and still have the zest for living, and help others with no desire for any fame, recognition, or political gain. Amongst the ladies in my life, I would say Talwar aunty, Singh Aunty, Shyam Sundari Aunty, and Chandramati Aunty deserve a mention. Amongst gents, I'd say Raghava Rao uncle, Talwar uncle, my father, Subba Rao uncle, M. Gopinath, and Srimmanarayana. They are people you dont really know so unless you come into contact with them, you cant really understand their value. This does not mean I dont appreciate the efforts of Mother Theresa, or Lady Diana. :) For me Ishwarchand Vidyasagarji would come in that category.
@vandana7 (73711)
• India
7 Dec 09
Oh I forgot to add, the most admirable one of them all. Madam Curie. :)
@cream97 (29163)
• United States
6 Dec 09
Hi, vijayanths. I admire God, my mother, Will Smith, Kevin Costner, Jennifer Hudson, Brittany Spears, Keyshia Cole, Whitney Houston, Micheal Jackson. I admire these people because they never give up. They continue to fight until the end. I also admire Micheal Jordan as well. Beyonce is a female that I really admire too.
• India
6 Dec 09
Wow, that is a great list cream. I like some of the musicians in your list.
• United States
1 Apr 10
most of the people I admire are people that I love like my mom and most recently my boyfriend because he is standing beside me on issues that i am dealing with right now and because they involve his best friend you would think he would run back to his best friend but hes staying with me and so I admire him for that. I also admire god for sticking by my through tough times because I know he's there. I have several others that I admire for the position that they hold and its because they do a job that not every body could do.
• Philippines
27 Mar 10
I admire my brother, my mother, and Michael Jackson. My brother and my mother does their best in everything they do. And Michael Jackson, there's no need to explain why I admire this man. Everyone knows just how amazing he is as a performer and a wonderful human being.
• Philippines
8 Dec 09
From Celebrity I admire the singer Bono of U2. He is very much concern about streetchildren and how can help mother Earth. I admire some foreign celebrity like Jennifer Garner for being a hands on mother. She truly love her baby. I admire Hillary Duff because I like her voice. Eventhough Pink (the singer) is very weird I like her weirdness. I like also the voice of Westlife and Josh Groban. I admire Sandra Bullock and Kate Hudson, especially as an actress. In korean celebrity, I like Jang Keun Suk of course. Here, the people I admire here are my former supervisor who were a cancer survivor. I admire her strength. I admire my mother for being strong woman. I depend on her strength too. I admire my father when he was being a father, because sometimes he acts childish.
• India
7 Dec 09
HI vijayanths, Nice topic. I admire firstly to my grandparents and also to my parents. Then next comes mother terasa, And all our freedom fighters who got us indenpendence, many of them have sacrificed their lives for our country to get us independence. Since the list goes on and on i have mentioned as all freedom fighters. Next comes people working in rescue departments. Have a great day.
• China
7 Dec 09
I think I admire few people instead of a list of people.Maybe it had been results that cultural or individual differences caused.I am chinese,so I admire MoZeDong,SunZhongShang,and Arbt.Einstein,including India Gandhiji. Are you agree ?
• India
7 Dec 09
People i admire the most are many, my school chemistry madam, my grandmother, Jesus Christ, my four months old kid, my mom and dad...and the list goes endless. My memory doesn't show up many right now.
@kutedarsu (254)
• India
7 Dec 09
Mother teresa and Abdul kalam is the only two person i admire indirectly.. In direct( I mean to say whom i can see near me) I admire my husband everyday in each action.
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
7 Dec 09
Hello dear brother, I admire a lot of people depending on their ability and qualities. I admire my mom for being so great and patient-her enduring love to us(her kids)her long suffering.Her obligation to us doesn't end till this time,thu she's miles away from us,the warmth of her love is still there.She knows very well if anyone among us(her kids)is having some problem or feeling ill.I admire her wholeness. I admire my spiritual leader,for teaching me God's words.And being the best example of God's teachings for showing us the kindness,and how to love others could it be an enemy.For being a follower first to our Lord rather than a leader to us. I admire Catherine Zeta-Jones for her beauty,very sweet and classic beauty. I admire Barry Manilow for his soulful voice,and being a good singer, compositor and musician. I admire a lot of artists..in every field,photography,painting,craft works...simple people who posses great pride of themselves and proud for being themselves. I admire people who had simple wishes,simple life yet happy and contented of what they had and what they have.The old people whose aged lines on their faces signifies how much they struggle life and how long their story goes.
• United States
7 Dec 09
one person out of anyone I personally admire the most would be the rapper Lil Wayne, I admire him because he has been on top of the chart from the start of his career at like age 14 he makes a lot of money and is creative and his words and the way he talks may not be good for young people but he speaks the ultimate truth that is why I admire him
• United States
7 Dec 09
mj mos def
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
7 Dec 09
My partial list...too many to make the whole list, and I know I'd forget a lot of them! My parents, daughters, and grandchildren The trinity: God, Jesus, Holy Spirit My friends Mother Teresa Ghandi President Obama Hilary Clinton The rich and famous who give to the needy The average decent human being doing the best one can Children The elderly Our soldiers
@vathsala30 (3730)
• India
7 Dec 09
Hi To name a few, Lata Mangeshkar for her sweet voice, Mother Teresa for her noble work and selfless service, princess Diana for her good nature, Martin Luther for his humble service, My parents, for giving birth to me, My children for showering lots of love and respect towards me, My husband, for taking care of me. The list may be still more. But I will end up for now.
@rainie30 (146)
• United States
7 Dec 09
I admire teachers, for teaching children and young adults. I admire police and fire rescue, for risking their lives to help others. I admire Christians, for putting God first. I admire my family, because they put up with me. :)
• Philippines
6 Dec 09
Hi. The people I admire the most are my father, my husband, my bestfriend, boo author Adeline Yen Mah, and my grade school teacher Lydia Musico. I admire their resilience. They could easily recover from or adjust or adjust easily to life challenges and changes.
• United States
6 Dec 09
I don't think I could ever give a full list of the people that I admisre only because I know that I could name people and then will think of others afterward. Of course there are the people closest to me that I admire like my husband, daughter, son, mother and then members that I have lost like my grandmother but there is always a few extras that I always seem to forget..I can't choose any celebrities right off hand that I can think of the I admire just because there are some that I like and appreciate things they have done with their life but it hasn't effected me directly so I can't say I admire them.