5 Heroes


Thoroughly and profoundly ruminate on this: Whom are your Heroes?

Heroes are crucial to living a fulfilling life.  The poet Langston Hughes writes, “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”  Indeed, that is quite poetic, but moreso it is true!  Having heroes anchors in what qualities and capabilities and even beliefs that you want in your life and work.  Your burgeoning future and all the experiences you will have and how you interact with your experiences are shaped by your beliefs and capabilities.  Having heroes installs precisely the qualities you want in your life, so that you will always soar, accomplishing your tasks and living out your dreams!

2018 is. a new year, mates!  Whom are your heroes and Why?  If you feel bold enough and courageous enough to share your heroes, do so with friends!  Select Good heroes, mates, and your life and work accelerates forward!  Whom are your heroes for the great year of 2018?!

In order from oldest to most youthful, these are my five heroes, at least for 2018. 

I intrinsically admire these humans for the following reasons.

Gandhi (b. 1869-1948) - Gandhi was a huge proponent of  nonviolence and compassion.  He said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.”  He inspires me to be more peaceful, to achieve body-mind balance through yoga and meditation.  Very wisely he said about productivity, “Nearly everything you do is of no importance, but it is important that you do it.”  Gandhi was a good man.

Jack London (b. 1876-1916) - London displays the rawness of Nature in his writing.  He says "I do not live for what the world thinks of me, but for what I think of myself.”  That is all about being whom you truly are and ensuring to thine own self, you are true!  I admire London for his kinship with wolves and Nature and his remarkable Realist imagery that epitomizes the savoriness of Nature.  London is a realist and so am I!

Sherlock Holmes (first appeared 1887) - I admire Sherlock Holmes for his sleuthing and deductive reasoning, his application of logic to accomplish astonishing feats of discovery based sheerly off observation and distinctly useful knowledge.  He only stores things in his brain that are useful to his career, and I love that cognitive minimalist practice. Finally, we both share a penchant for NI (Nicotine)!

Richard Feynman (b. 1918-1988) - Richard Feynman was one of the world’s greatest teachers.  His humor and electric personality and truly razor-sharp mind inspires me to focus on math and science.

Thich Nhat Hanh (b. 1926) - Thich Nhat Hanh is a deeply spiritual man.  He is Vietnamese buddhist monk and peace activist addressing compassion towards anger and compassion and meditation.  He is my current spiritual guru, and his writings and wisdom inspires me to have clarity and peace with my emotions and to keep my brain-mind duality centered and focused and full of abundant joy and peace.

SWEET! Again, Whom are your heroes and Why?  If you feel bold enough and courageous enough to share your heroes, do so with me or with friends!