OK, we've posted pictures of ourselves, explained what are user names mean, listed our favorite movies. We've cussed and discussed many aspects that make us all who we are (besides watches), I believe as a means to know our WIS family (friends? acquaintenaces?).
So, who is your hero(s) and why. If you plain can't find anyone to hero worship, let us know that. I've been in that position most of my life. Well, since my dad died.
Willie Nelson is one of my heros. He stands alone without regard for what others think or do. He battled against the established music industry and created a new form of expression which was later joined by Jerry Jeff Walker, Waylon Jennings, etc. (the outlaws) A good read is, "The Tao of Willie" by Willie Nelson. It is his personal life intrepretation of The Tao Te Ching.
The Dixie Chicks are heros for the way they stood up for what they believe.
Ron Paul is fast becoming one of my heros. America was built upon the Constitution and I believe the powers in political America have all but destroyed the Constitution. Ron Paul stands with a few others to attempt a revolution in America and get her people back to the foundation of what made our country the envy of the world, not the destroyer of the world.
James Michner is a hero. If you have read many Michner novels you'd know why. James is able to create tangible worlds which the reader can live within for a space of time. Historical fictional worlds with historical facts and fictional characters whom you fall in love with.
Another comtemporary hero is Alex Jones. I would be suprised if many of you have heard about Alex and I'm afraid he may not be with us very long. He is actively engaged in the revolution for the soul of the United States of America... (crap, into politics again... sorry)
Who else...... hmmmmm.. you will laugh.. but for some reason Dolly Parton has always been a hero for me.. and I have no idea why.. just is...
In case your wondering... my music taste runs towards Jazz and Rock and Blues..... not country. I have no idea why Willie, The Dixie Chicks and Dolly mean so much to me. Maybe it's the heart that can be discovered within this form of music..... I'm just not sure.....
No actors.. no sports figures.... well.. John Wayne...
Well.. I really like Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams.
No clergy...... only one politician..... no generals.... no heads of business... Oh, Neil Young.... almost forgot him.... been with me since the early 1970s.
So, for the most part, musicians are my heros with a few other art categories thrown in (film and literature). Ron Paul and Alex Jones just recently because I see my country moving down the wrong road IMHO.
Sorry for the very long post and I'm not trying to step on anyone's toes with a few political comments I've made... they are just my humble opinion and personal views of my world, your mileage may vary, and that's cool.