Throughout our lives we are influenced by a bevy of different people, personalities, and places. I personally catagorize influential people into two groups: idols and heroes.
Idols, to me, are people who are currently alive, inspire me, and from their example help me to figure out myself. All my heroes are usually dead and hold the same status as an idol, but almost in a legendary fashion.
My heroes are in no particular order:
- Margaret Chase Smith– One of the only people in the 1950’s Senate with the balls to stand up to Joseph McCarthy. Fellow Mainer.
- John Lennon– Musician, and peacemaker. He was pretty weird and incredibly flawed, but ‘hey’ you’re reading this aren’t you?
- Harry ‘Breaker’ Harbord Morant– A legendary Australian hero and poet who was executed as a scapegoat of the 1901 Boer War. Last words: “Shoot straight you bastards and don’t make a mess of it!”
- Abraham Lincoln– ‘Nuff said.
(Idols to follow soon)