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EvaMonkey

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I've been thinking about this a lot lately, I don't have any hero's to look up to, no one to idolise, no one to aspire to, no role model...
I mean I admire certain people (David Bowie, Quentin Tarantino, Warren Ellis, to name a few) but I wouldn't call them my "hero's", I just really like their work.

So, I'm wondering, are "hero's" and people to admire and aspire to be like an outdated way of thinking, or have I just not found that one person in the world to be like?

Also, if you have hero's then who are they and why are they, are they famous, are they recluse, are they members of your family or what?

~EM (Thats just because all the kids are doing it)
 

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Mine would have to be Hendrix. He worked so hard during tough, racist times and he jumped every obstacle, and also he achieved so much during his short life but what he did leave behind is beautiful. Also he's my favourite guitarist.

BTW it's heroes not hero's ;)
 
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I like mine with vinegar, oil, and mayo....

But seriously, yes, I have a few heroes. The guys that come to my mind are Jon Stewart, and Michael Moore. Reguardless of what you may think of their politics, you have to give them credit for standing up and saying they thought the Iraq war was a big mistake long before the rest of America did, and that wasn't an easy thing to do. These days CNN and NBC are all about it, but where the fuck were they when standing up and calling bullshit could have prevented the war. Now that the majority of Americans believe its unwinnable, they are all about critizing GWB. Back when it could've accomplished something, all they cared about was keeping their guys embedded so they could spoon fed us what the governent wanted us to hear.

The guys that went into the WTC on 9/11 to try and bring people out, those guys are heroes to me too. Regular guys for the most part, guys that saw people in trouble and put those people before themselves, those are heroes.

The men and women serving overseas? I think that is harder to know, though I am sure most of them are, if I knew them and really knew the things they are doing day to day. It's sad that you see things like Abu Grahib have to happen and make it so plain that not everyone over there is a hero. But I appreciate that they go where they are asked, and do what they can, even if in the case of Iraq I don't think they should have been sent.

Oh, and Cartman on South Park.....
 

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There are no world leaders or hero's anymore.. but I do still have respect for certain people in the world..
 
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I don't think the idea of a hero is outdated. Most people have heroes whether they're musicians, actors, historical figures, authors, businessmen, sportsmen etc...

It seems to me that the most common category of heroes is musicians. It really depends on your interests - you have to ask yourself what your interests are and whom you admire within those fields.

Many people come to admire particular people within their field of study. When they were younger there's a good chance they hadn't heard of many of their current heroes, but as they went to university and learned about the pioneers of their chosen field, they became interested/inspired by them.

I suppose if you want to distinguish between people whose work you like, and people who truly are your heroes, find out more about them, read books/articles about them. In the field of music, this is generally known as fanboyism. :D
 
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I wouldnt say i have heroes...but there are some i admre too...jean claude van damme...i love his movies...and not just that..like before he was famous he won a world kickboxing championshiop...and it was from there were he became famous after someone seeing his potentail as a martial artist...and aslo Hugh hefner..not because he owns playboy ..maybe a little bit :p...but things like...he faught in world war II..and aslo in school he had an IQ of 152 :dunce:
 

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To me, hero's are for children and cowards.

If you ask the guy that just risked his life to pull a family out of a burning car, he would tell you that he doesn't feel like a hero. He would tell you that he was just doing what he should do.

If you ask the soldiers in Iraq if they are heroes, they would tell you they are just doing their job. A hero is a label that is given to another by another.

To call a musician or actor a hero is really just idolization. They may inspire you or fascinate you, but that does not define hero.

You may say that a character in a movie is a hero. One that depicts bravery and strength in doing good for others, but the actor himself would not be a hero.

Some people need heroes. Some people need a God who will save the day for them. Someone who will do the dirty work for them that they are too fearful to do themselves.

So, to me, only children and cowards need heroes. The rest of us should be doing the things we are supposed to do naturally. Be strong, brave and have a heart and use your head.

Oh, and follow the yellow brick road.
 
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To me, hero's are for children and cowards.

If you ask the guy that just risked his life to pull a family out of a burning car, he would tell you that he doesn't feel like a hero. He would tell you that he was just doing what he should do.

If you ask the soldiers in Iraq if they are heroes, they would tell you they are just doing their job. A hero is a label that is given to another by another.

To call a musician or actor a hero is really just idolization. They may inspire you or fascinate you, but that does not define hero.

You may say that a character in a movie is a hero. One that depicts bravery and strength in doing good for others, but the actor himself would not be a hero.

Some people need heroes. Some people need a God who will save the day for them. Someone who will do the dirty work for them that they are too fearful to do themselves.

So, to me, only children and cowards need heroes. The rest of us should be doing the things we are supposed to do naturally. Be strong, brave and have a heart and use your head.

Oh, and follow the yellow brick road.
You're my hero BSR. :D

But I think it depends on your own definition of a hero. My idea of a hero is someone whom you admire greatly for whatever reasons. I don't necessarily have to (or want to) try to be like them.

Using that idea, I don't think I would be cowardly for admiring, say Chris Sawyer (masterful game programmer, made Rollercoaster Tycoon etc.).
 

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Using that idea, I don't think I would be cowardly for admiring, say Chris Sawyer (masterful game programmer, made Rollercoaster Tycoon etc.).
There again, it's idolization. A hero is something different.

And no, you wouldn't be a coward to idolize someone.

...Can you be my daddy?
I can't say for sure that I'm not. What does your mother look like?
 
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There again, it's idolization. A hero is something different.

And no, you wouldn't be a coward to idolize someone.



I can't say for sure that I'm not. What does your mother look like?
Yeah, I guess you're right. So do you think that an idol becomes a hero when the object goes out of their way to emulate them? If so, to what extent?