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Who are the greatest heroes in your lifetime?

 
 
Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2017 11:10 am
Who are the greatest heroes of your lifetime? I mean individual heroes, not collective heroes like, "everyone who served in world war II "
 
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2017 11:37 am
@coluber2001,
Col, Roosevelt--SocSec
McGentrix
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2017 11:38 am
@coluber2001,
Spiderman.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2017 11:57 am
@McGentrix,
https://i.imgur.com/gIsKL8w.jpg
This Ban Mi sub sammich is the hero I most admire.
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KaJe
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2017 12:27 pm
@coluber2001,
David Attenborough and Jim Henson. Two unique geniuses with amazing life-work. They gave us incredible things.
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2017 01:40 pm
Sergeant Preston of The Yukon and his dog King.


Truth is, I don't know that I can narrow it down to just a person or three. Too many have inspired over the years.
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2017 01:59 pm
I like cheese but can't eat it.
McGentrix
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2017 03:32 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
Fil Albuquerque wrote:

I like cheese but can't eat it.


Shocked

But.... you're French....
layman
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2017 04:01 pm
@McGentrix,
McGentrix wrote:

But.... you're French....
Naw, I think Fil's a damn Manny, eh?

Aint that right, Fil?
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2017 04:51 pm
I'm not really talking about people in your life who have inspired you,but people who have risked or sacrificed their lives or part of their lives for another or for humanity in general, somebody on the order of Martin Luther King or Roosevelt (mentioned). Real people, not comic book characters. Martin Luther King said he expected to be killed, and then he was.
Lash
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2017 06:23 pm
RFK, Benazir Bhutto, Malcolm, David Bowie, Bernie Sanders
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2017 06:26 pm
@Lash,
Curious, why do you include David Bowie on that list?

I've got go think for a bit who I consider a hero.
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2017 06:32 pm
@coluber2001,
coluber2001 wrote:

I'm not really talking about people in your life who have inspired you,but people who have risked or sacrificed their lives or part of their lives for another or for humanity in general


Being a hero doesn't mean you had to risk or sacrifice your physical life. I reject that premise. It's eliminating too many good people that have helped humanity in great ways.

I think Dean Kamen is a hero.

Not only has he selflessly worked to improve so many lives, he's been a spring board for so many others to do the same.

That's the first that comes to mind.


In general though, when I think of people needing to make someone else a hero, I think of this.....






Lash
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2017 07:53 pm
@chai2,
He was SO different. He was OUT THERE, throwing himself at what he believed in. He was so bravely himself.

That.

is more than most of us ever dared to do.

When I looked back on his life after his death, I realized that what happened to make him famous was a dangerous, gutsy gamble that, for him, paid off.

I have a thing for people who walk to the beat of a different drummer.
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emmalinesweets
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 08:11 am
@coluber2001,
Bernie Sanders
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 08:29 am
@emmalinesweets,
Frances Vojtyla, Bogdan Lis, MLKing, and Bill and Melinda Gates.
coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 09:47 am
@chai2,
Chai: I'm not really familiar with dean Kamen. Could you elaborate?
coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 09:54 am
@farmerman,
farmerman: Frances Vojtyla, Bogdan Lis. Who are these people? Could you enlighten me? That's what I started this thread, to bring hidden heroes to light.
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 10:03 am
@coluber2001,
vojtyla became a pope. his life as a bishop was kinda stirring. Bogdan Lis, ws a front man in helping bring down the Russian "occupation" of Poland. He was a back scenes guy for Solidarity at the shipyards. He had the Gdansk crews. There woulda been no Solidarity without him.
Lash
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2017 10:47 am
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:

vojtyla became a pope. his life as a bishop was kinda stirring. Bogdan Lis, ws a front man in helping bring down the Russian "occupation" of Poland. He was a back scenes guy for Solidarity at the shipyards. He had the Gdansk crews. There woulda been no Solidarity without him.

Great new people for me. I'll research them.
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