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1. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

mine is lance armstrong.
after seeing him in the tour de france every time hes won it is inspiring enough but after what hes been through in his life just blows me away.
i admire him and look up to people like him.
after reading his books and reading what he went through with testicular cancer and then winning the toughest cycle race 6 times in a row it makes problems i think i have sometimes look like nothing compared to his and anyone else who goes through it.
its people like this i respect.

2. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

I don't really have a hero, but I admire people who manage to go through bad times without giving up and people who fight for peace and justice in the world.

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

My Dad.

He wasn't famous or well-known. He was really no different than most men of his time. He did do ordinary things in extraordinary (or unusual) ways - and though he was quite complex, his life was a simple one. He was a rebel who passed that rebellious nature on to me (with a wink and a smile - while saying, "Do as I say, not as I have done"). As he aged, his people skills became a bit thread-bare, but he remained true to himself all the way to the end. And, he loved me just because I was (am) me. So, he is my ultimate hero and my deepest source of inspiration. (I also miss him dearly...)

4. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

Mine is not a sports star or a rock legend....it's my mom. She always has been there for me when I needed her and always accepted me for me. She let me have my dreams and told me to shoot for the stars, when others would tell me I would never make it or I should dream something else. She's a strong woman who has overcome many tough situations thoughout her life, and she is still going strong. And she has travelled across the globe three times over. ;) I love her!

5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting steffbo

I don't really have a hero, but I admire people who manage to go through bad times without giving up and people who fight for peace and justice in the world.

I feel the same way..........I have met many people I would classify as hero's.....none of which anyone will ever read about or see on the news.

6. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 11y

I've thought long and hard about this, it seems that I don't have a hero either. And I can't say that I admire anybody as a person, but I do admire some people's certain actions (if that makes sense). For instance, I have a colleague who went back to school after a painful divorce from an abusive relationship. Her son was only 4 at the time and she only had a highschool diploma. She persevered through SEVEN years of studies, all the while single-handedly raising a child! Now she has a master's degree and is a practicing healthcare professional. I find that VERY admirable. However, I don't really admire the rest of her; I actually find her rather neurotic and manipulative.

7. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

The dude who stood in front of the tank in Tiananmen Sqaure in Beijing back in 1989. He stands in front of the tank, and the tank turns to go around him. And then he moves again to block the tank. That's gutsy.

Greg

8. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting GregW

The dude who stood in front of the tank in Tiananmen Sqaure in Beijing back in 1989. He stands in front of the tank, and the tank turns to go around him. And then he moves again to block the tank. That's gutsy.

Greg

What happened to him? I forget. Did he get run over?

9. Posted by mtlgal (Full Member 1179 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

Quoting GregW

The dude who stood in front of the tank in Tiananmen Sqaure in Beijing back in 1989. He stands in front of the tank, and the tank turns to go around him. And then he moves again to block the tank. That's gutsy.

Greg

What happened to him? I forget. Did he get run over?

No he disappeared, most probably dead. The Chinese communists would never let an incidence like this go unpunished.

10. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting mtlgal

No he disappeared, most probably dead. The Chinese communists would never let an incidence like this go unpunished.

Disappearing in China is not good! That reminds me (5/17, right now in China time) is the 10 year anniversary of the "disappearance" (ie--kidnapping and imprisonment) of the Panchan Lama (an innocent 6 year old boy) and his entire family. They have not been heard from since :( .