Who is your Hero?

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posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:17 AM
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Mine Christopher Hitchins RIP dude.
Why? he woke me up to the evils and wrongs of Religion.





Heartbreaking to watch...

Even though he is an Atheist (I believe in God) I agree with most of what he says.

So who is your Hero? and why?

(please do not turn this thread into anything else but what the title is... Merci )
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posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:24 AM
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Roger Waters



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:25 AM
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Come on tell us who he is and why he is your hero...don't be lazy.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:27 AM
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Hey up Boy how are you doing, not too much of a choccy overdose this weekend?

I can honestly say that my own personal hero after my father of course would be an all time classic for many people : JOHN LENNON...

For his messages of peace... shame he still isn't around today to calm a few hot heads down!



And this :



Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:31 AM
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I had one small bit of 90% dark choco (don't really like it) Great choice dude
he is one of the good guys



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:32 AM
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sorry, naive of me to assume everyone would know!!

He was the front man and genius behind most of the songs of Pink Floyd, a band that has greatly influenced my own musical meanderings.

I have lots of heroes, but this guy takes the prize.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 04:33 AM
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I knew who he was but many may not...good choice



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 05:27 AM
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Galileo Galilei
He was a brilliant observer/thinker willing to think outside the boxes of his time. He was forced to recant what he knew to be true, and lived under arrest until his death. After his arrest he continued to study, observe and publish. I have included a link to a biography, imho he was a fascinating man. .
inventors.about.com...
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posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 05:38 AM
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Someone else who i carry great respect for is The Marquis De Sade funnily enough...

Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade was a French aristocrat, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer famous for his libertine sexuality and lifestyle.

He is best known for his erotic works, which combined philosophical discourse with pornography, depicting sexual fantasies with an emphasis on violence, criminality, and blasphemy against the Catholic Church. He was a proponent of extreme freedom, unrestrained by morality, religion or law.

en.wikipedia.org...

However, although he was most famous for his erotic works he was also a great defender of Free Speech and spent most of his life in prison or in asylums.

Its not the pornographic side that inspires me to have respect for this man but his courage against one of the entities of the system.

Although, i must admit that i would also like to thank the author of 50 Shades of Grey for giving my missus a good read!!!


Kindest respects

Rodinus
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posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 05:44 AM
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Neil Degrasse Tyson....the new Carl Sagan



David Gilmour...my main musical influence




posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 05:53 AM
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I am my hero.

Inspire yourself

And you should be your hero.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 06:29 AM
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My dogs are my heroes!
Every single one of them is a rescue dog, every single one!
They have rescued my wife and I every day since getting them.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 06:59 AM
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Mary the Mother of Jesus - I don't know how she kept it together. She was (is) a good person and did everything right. Her Son was (is) the perfect person. And yet she had to watch him be butchered in front of her and she couldn't do anything about it. She kept her faith in God and probably prayed for those who butchered her son and who died being crucified next to him. She stood at the foot of the cross as her son was murdered. She kept it together and even went on to help the apostles and the early church. I'm in awe ... I would have cracked ...

Mother Teresa of Calcutta - She helped the poorest of the poor. The order she started helps the poorest of the poor. She developed doubts about God because of all the suffering she saw, but she never got bitter and never gave up. She kept on helping even though she herself was suffering.

Mother Angelica in Irondale Alabama - Suffered suffered suffered .. still suffering ... and still keeping her faith that it's all for a reason. She saw a need to help bring Jesus to shut ins and those who couldn't get to church so she started a world wide cable/short wave system to help bring Jesus to people. Not by stuffing him down the throats of those who didn't want Him .. but gently by providing them access if they felt moved to watch. No guilt .. just Jesus.

A certain little girl in my daughters school - I won't name her here. She is 14 or so and has been battling brain cancer. Bald but happy and now perhaps cancer free. She's continuing high school and smiling and even helping others with the same kind of cancer she has/had. (she's not 'cancer free' until 5 years have passed without another cancer cell found).


I'm sick but get into depressions where I feel sorry for myself and the entire planet. So many people are suffering. And it's not fair that the good suffer and the bad dont. I get angry at God. I get grumpy. But these four people are inspirational and I try to keep them in mind.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 07:04 AM
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My own dear Granny (may she rest in peace) has always been my hero. She taught me all of the most important things in my life: honesty, integrity, loyalty, kindness and unconditional love. She also taught me everything you need to know about gardening, fishing, canning, quilting, knitting and crocheting. She taught me never to be afraid of hard work, that when I fall to pull myself back up by my bootstraps and to treat others as I want to be treated. She was and remains the most important woman of my life, and I strive each day to live up to her image.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 07:06 AM
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No one. I don't feel the need for one.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 07:15 AM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74

Originally posted by Beavers

Roger Waters


Come on tell us who he is and why he is your hero...don't be lazy.

Honestly, I think 'Beavers' said all that needed to be said.


Personally, I don't view Roger Waters as being a hero, but I will say that anyone who doesn't already know who he is, has been missing out and should probably do something about that.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 07:20 AM
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Mine would have to be Rick Simpson.

I can't link anything because i'm on my phone and it may be against the T&C's but he's a hero in the fight against cancer using oil derived from a very taboo plant.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 07:24 AM
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My Father is my Hero. I know that sounds lame as we are polar opposites for the most part. But he taught me to be true to myself and to not only stand up for my convictions, but to question them as well.

Because of that, I have always said that I am a work in progress up until the day I die.



posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 07:27 AM
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Edward Bernays:

Propaganda, public relations. enslaving people since 1917 and you never even knew.




posted on Apr, 2 2013 @ 07:42 AM
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Never had a role model in my life. Although when I was young and listened to hip-hop, there was always one person who would be laying out my life in one of his great tunes, showing me that it isnt all about money, women, clothes and cars. This man showed me light in the dark when my mind was warped, he gave me an understanding to this mentality I carried throughout my life. So if I had to choose one person as my 'Hero' Then it would be Tupac Shakur


Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.



All I'm trying to do is survive and make good out of the dirty, nasty, unbelievable lifestyle that they gave me



Reality is wrong, dreams are real



Is it a crime to fight for what is mine?



I'm a reflection of the community



It was quotes like the above that triggered something in my mind when I was young, it made me take a step back and think "wtf am I doing"?

So yeah Tupac, a very misunderstood man to say the least - You inspired millions who didnt have no role model or any aspiration - Thanks for that kick up the ass - you started the ball rolling.

I would also like to mention Jiddu Krishnamurti, an Indian philosophical speaker that changed my way of thinking

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