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Zoom Rabbit
05-07-2000, 10:20 AM
Here's a fun list-type poll that might spark interesting talk. Basically...who do you consider your top five heroes? I'm not talking about comic book heroes, kids http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/wink.gif (although you're certainly free to choose them if you wish,) but rather those people whose examples you have found the most inspirational in life.

Zoom Rabbit's answers:

1: God, and by extension the Jewish mystic we call Jesus Christ. Since in my worldview God is a sentience we reach from within, I consider Him my first and best teacher. Plus, He's a really nice deity with rays of light and stuff.

2: Joan of Arc. This young woman's example of listening to God first and people second gives me much inspiration. She was a class act when it comes to demonstrations of faith.

3: J.R.R. Tolkien. The good professor's attention to detail and ability to weave a narrative backdrop have inspired many writers, and at least one cook. Tolkien and I share the same birthday.

4: Siddartha Gautama. A mystic from ancient India whose ideas concerning transcension of the self have been invaluable to much of mankind. When it comes to unblinking inspection of the mysteries, Siddartha was an unequaled explorer.

5: Pete Townshend. A rock star, along with the rest of these august presences...? Sure, why not? http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/wink.gif

See? That wasn't hard at all.

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"The entire universe is simply the fractal chaos boundary between intersecting domains of high and low energy."

Kylilin
05-07-2000, 04:58 PM
I only have one, Mommy

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Kylilin, Jedi Master, and overall silly guy

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Zoom Rabbit
05-07-2000, 08:38 PM
Awwww... http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/wink.gif

Hannibal
05-07-2000, 09:19 PM
I agree with Kylilin. His mom is my hero too. http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/wink.gif

psyduck78
05-08-2000, 03:20 AM
I'd hvae to agree with you on some of those Zoom.

1. Joan of Arc- She was a hero to her people, and he had fatih in people, in God and herself.

2. Mom- The only person who could make stuff right with a kiss. http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/wink.gif

3. Kat- brought me out of my dreary existence and into a life full of color and inspiration.

4. Confucius- his teachings bring clarity to the mind when troubled.

5. Zhu Ge Liang- ancient Chinese military strategist and philosopher. His teachings and philosophy taught me that its not the one with the most skills that win, its the one with the most REFINED skills that come out on top.

BeastMaster
05-08-2000, 05:16 PM
I'm not a big fan of human history;

Commander Chakotay from Star Trek Voyager: Cool and collected, "Chuckles" balances his spiritual and rational sides with meditation and reflection. He is the go-to guy who always has an answer, not necessarily the best one, but an answer nonetheless. He's also man enough to admit that he makes mistakes.

Dr. John Watson from Sherlock Holmes: Loyal and true friend. Knows he's not the smartest man in the room, and that knowing that ensures he's not the dumbest man in the room either. Besides, Holmes might have the brains, but Doctor Watson has the money. http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/wink.gif

Qui-gon Jinn from TPM: Patient and intelligent, a skilled teacher and diplomat as well as a warrior. Doesn't allow himself to get so caught up in the letter of the law that he forgets its spirit.

This path is closed to us. No matter, another will present itself.

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"The Beasts know much that we do not." -Ancient Jedi proverb

Kylilin
05-10-2000, 01:13 AM
let me add a few more to my list besides my Mom.


1) Mark Twain - funny mofo, brilliant man, could always put things into perspective.

2) Odysseus - just read the Odyssey, you'll find out, if you don't know already. The way he kicked the crapola out of the suiters at the end, gets me fired up.

3) President Theodore Roosevelt - "Speak softly and carry a big stick." 'nuff said

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Kylilin, Jedi Master, and overall silly guy

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Conor
05-10-2000, 04:31 AM
I like Odysseus and Diomedes (Illiad) because they are a couple of the very few characters in Greek Mythology I have any respect for at all. I can't stand just about everyone else, including those tempermental children ruling from Olympus. http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/smile.gif

My heroes?

St. Augustine, Pope John Paul II and, far and away, my Dad, who I seriously think is the best person on this planet. http://www.jediknight.net/mboard/smile.gif

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"First, that human beings, all over the earth, have this curious idea that they ought to behave in a certain way, and cannot really get rid of it. Secondly, that they do not in fact behave in that way. They know the Law of Nature; they break it. These two facts are the foundation of all clear thinking about ourselves and the universe we live in."
-C.S. Lewis

[This message has been edited by Conor (edited May 10, 2000).]