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Does anyone have a Role Model? who are they and why?
I've never had one before, but i just realized i now have one. For the Last month or so I've been watching old movies, on this channel i found, TCM or something. While watching these movies i fell in love with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, and now Ginger Rogers is my Role Model.
Ever since i was a little girl from the age of 3, possibly even younger, i've wanted to be a dancer, well long story short, i never got any lessons, well to this day i've had maybe a years worth of one day a week, hour and half long, worth of Belly dancing lessons. Ginger Rogers was a fabulous dancer, as they said she did everything Fred did but backwards and in heels, and she danced with her feet bleeding threw her shoes, she was strong. After she stopped making movies with Fred she made a name for herself, so she wasn't living in the shadows of someone else. She was also a very good actress, all the roles I've seen her in she was always loveable, and made me laugh, and i just want to be like that I guess.
Well I'm not really sure if thats good enough reasons for her to be my role model, since i've never had one before or understood how some one could be some ones role model, I just find my self saying i wish i was more like Ginger Rogers (and the characters she plays) , I'm not really good at putting things into words, but any ways how about you guys?

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As a kid, my role model was Bill Nye the Science Guy. For as long as I remember, I've wanted to be some kind of scientist. Unlocking the mysteries of the universe, building robots, wearing a lab coat...

I've still got a long road ahead of me, sans robot and lab coat to boot, but I'm on my way unlocking the mysteries of the universe at least.

Now that I am a grown up, as hard as that is to believe, I don't know if I have a role model any longer, but there are a bunch of 100-year+ dead European guys I respect for their brilliance. Here's to you, Richard Dedekind.
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TCM is my favorite channel and I happened to have watched her movie "The first traveling saleslady" this past Saturday. Ginger Rojers was a great actress. "The major and the Minor" and "42nd Street" are probably my best reccomendations for her. She had a tough childhood and had five divorces in her life so her personal life hadn't always been easy but she was remembered to be a very devout and kind person. She was also buried about 10 yards away from Fred Astaire.

I have to leave for work so I don't have time to go into my heroes/role models.

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Do they have to be real?

If they do, I've always liked Isaac Asimov. He was so smart and personable, and a witty writer to boot. There was a period of time where I wanted to be a version of him in whatever I do. Now I just read his books occasionally, but I'm still very fond of him.

If not real, then Captain Jean Luc Picard, Admiral Gregorio, Laike, Sir Gareth, and Gandalf, just to name a few. They're the people I try to be in some way, anyway.
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Indeed, like Svet-Kun my major role-models are actually fictional people. Sturm Brightblade and Ellen Ripley being my major role-models growing up. I always wanted to be noble, loyal, and courageous. To be this virtuous, brave-when-I-need-to-be honorable knight-warrior fighting for valor and righteousness. I used to spend hours a day with my Ellen Ripley action figure pretending to be her, facing off adversities. Though, I read Dragonlance before I watched Alien/Aliens (It's so nice that they ended the franchise after two movies) and Sturm was my first role-model.

To this day, I still try to live by the Oath and Measure, still try to be righteous and devoted. Sturm is still my idol.

Living people? Probably my Grampa. He was a ferocious ornery man who called in sick to work from his death bed and never stopped kicking ass.

I only pray I can be that brave before The Great Dark.
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As a kid I didn't have any role models. There just really isn't anyone or any character out there worth imitating.

But as I've grown older I found a few people I admire greatly. Jesus the Christ, Issac Newton, Oskar Schindler, Nikola Tesla, Stanislav Petrov (saved the world from WW3 in 1983), Chuck Missler (Interesting man who knows the Bible), C. S. Lewis, James Clerk Maxwell (Just as great as Issac Newton & Einstein), and probably Douglas MacArthur. Edit: I forgot Martin Luther King Jr.

Those are just a few. There are a bunch now, but I never really keep track of them.

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Mia is a major fictional role model of mine. Seriously.

Lately Alex O. Smith has been a role model for me. I'm not sure if I'll be taking that anywhere though. :mrgreen:
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Let's see... There's Genghis Khan, Augustus Caesar, and Napoleon Bonaparte. Basically, people who tried to conquer the world, y'know, considering my dreams of global domination. Notable runners-up might be Hannibal, Xerxes, or basically anyone who failed.

...ok ok, really now. There's Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Nikita Kruschev, and Ivan Drago. 'Cause y'know, I'm a total Communist with a capital C.

...I'll respond later when I'm not so tempted to make it into a joke. KF
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Kizyr wrote:Let's see... There's Genghis Khan, Augustus Caesar, and Napoleon Bonaparte. Basically, people who tried to conquer the world, y'know, considering my dreams of global domination. Notable runners-up might be Hannibal, Xerxes, or basically anyone who failed.

...ok ok, really now. There's Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Nikita Kruschev, and Ivan Drago. 'Cause y'know, I'm a total Communist with a capital C.

...I'll respond later when I'm not so tempted to make it into a joke. KF
Oh, if we're allowed pretend role models as well as imaginary ones, I'd like to add William Morris, Benjamin Disraeli, and William Cobbett to the list.
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Sonic# wrote:Oh, if we're allowed pretend role models as well as imaginary ones, I'd like to add William Morris, Benjamin Disraeli, and William Cobbett to the list.
Lousy Conservative! Gladstone was superior and you know it!
How about we add William Henry Harrison to the list? Now there was a man who knew the value of a good speech. KF
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Some of my favorite people in history are those who have had large impact on the world but get little attention now. Unrecognized Chemists/Astrophysicists are my current interest. Henry Cavendish was cleary one of the most "underrated" minds in history. Was just as brilliant as Newton, Kelvin or Einstein but not nearly as much recognition.

He is only remembered for discovering hydrogen nowwadays but that is really only the beggening of his brilliance.

Also some of my favorite people are classic movie actors. James Stewart, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Anne Bancroft, Harry Andrews, Richard Basehart, Charles Laughton. I could go on for hours.

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Tiger Woods.

If I ever get to use my wood as much as Tiger uses his, I'm doin' okay. ;)
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