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Monday, 5 April 2010

Twenty Heroes (From My Previous Blog)

Something I enjoyed doing in my previous blog (before I took a three year break) was the My Heroes series.
Here are links to the first twenty of them, just click to go straight to the original post. If you feel inclined to comment, please comment in this post, but don't forget to tell me who you are talking about! Thanks:
1) Andres Segovia
2) Paul Cezanne
3) Bobby Moore
4) Albert Einstein
5) Sigmund Freud
6) Charles Darwin
7) Aung San Suu Kyi
8) Michael Johnson
9) Michel de Montaigne
10) Sir Winston Churchill
11) Homer Simpson
12) Antoni Gaudi
13) Andrew Marvell
14) Fiona Pitt-Kethley
15) Maya Angelou
16) William Shakespeare
17) Richard Condon
18) Woody Allen
19) Richard Dawkins
20) E. Annie Proulx


klahanie said...

Hi bazza,
I shall check out those links a little bit later. I note that you have one of the great philosophers of our lifetimes. Who could not admire a guy who gave us such thought provoking utterances as 'doh' :-)
Anyway, you have an award waiting for you at my site.
With respect, Gary

Bob said...

I have to admit that there are some exceptional people on your list....but I think it's best to admire great personal qualities rather than particular heroes often have a dark side to them.

bazza said...

Bob: You make a valid point.
In my original post about Einstein I wrote:
A female aquaintance told me that I should not admire Albert Einstein because "he was unkind to the woman in his life". I don't know if that is true or not. It is certainly hinted at in various places but it poses an interesting question: Whom should we admire? Are there criteria?
I believe a person should be regarded on the quality of their merits because none of us are perfect. Should the achievements of Churchill be negated because of his drinking habits? Or should Isaac Newton not be recognised for his 'genius' because of his caustic personality?

So presumably I had been thinking about that issue.
I definitely think I admire Aung San Suu Kyi for her personal qualities and, anyway, it would make dull reading if the heroe's essential 'humanity' were not evident!

Kelly said...

Homer Simpson?.... hahaha. Doh! I can't say much. Brian, on Family Guy, is my hero. He tells it like it is. This is my first time here. I'm lovin' it.

bazza said...

Kelly: Thanks for the visit fellow award-winner!
You've got to love the philosophy of Homer.
HOMER: "There's no point in working hard son, you'll never get anywhere."
BART: "There's no point in trying, may as well give up. Got it!".

Tom Eagerly said...

This Blog needs to get more exciting. Why don't you have some sexy heroes? Say like Angelina Jolie or Madonna. Real heroes!

bazza said...

Hi Tom, thanks for visiting. These heroes are rather personal. It's all a matter of ones taste I suppose. Those ladies are talented, of course, but they are not my personal heroes.
You could start your own blog quite easily.

joanne said...

i'm not sure if i just missed it somewhere from one of the previous links, but did you ever define what a hero is (to you?)

bazza said...

Joanne: No I never did define it. I suppose it's a bit tidier than calling it 'People Whom I Admire'.
But if you look at my reply to Bob, above, I do discuss the issue.
What I have said previously is that I blog for my own pleasure but it's a delight when I find that others enjoy it. I think I would carry on even if nobody posted comments.
By the way, your own blog is better than ever these days!