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redheart52
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Who is your hero and why??

Who is the person you look up to? Is it your mom or dad? friend? Famous person? or even a stranger? I'm curious.

 

My hero is a band, Disturbed. Their music helped me through tough times and when i went to one of their concerts i met my boyfriend. I was wondering who is your hero and why???

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Night_Angel
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Re: Who is your hero and why??

This girl I met one day. Despite everything she'd been through- rape, miscarriage, self injury, and more- she managed to be happy and live her live fully. She inspired me to go on when times got hard. =) 
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twilight_fanatic_01
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Re: Who is your hero and why??

Lance Armstrong, because he's just so dang amazing, has overcome cancer, and all that great stuff. And I want to do an IronMan triathalon one day, so he's a huge influence for me to never give up and to strive for the impossible, even though, turns out, it isn't that impossible after all.
"Your dream vacation, smile hostage refuge, a work in progress, you bleed just like you puke while running the mile."

-Pretty Handsome Awkward, The Used
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djaq
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Re: Who is your hero and why??

Han Solo.

 

 

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because he rocks! and i love him!!! haha poor harrison ford.. im like a stalker... :smileysad:

thats ok... hes my hero anyway! hah

 

uhhmn if i had to pick someone who didnt come from george lucas's head [george lucasa is incredible as well!!!] i would pick my friend erica. cuz she is hilarious, and creative. she is an amazing artist too, she is awesome! hah 


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Pennley_Love
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Re: Who is your hero and why??

My hero is most definitely Sarah Palin.

She is so inspiring. She is brave, courageous, strong, and faithful. She ran for GOP Vice President, didn't win, but still got up, and now she is stronger than ever. Her 18 year old daughter had a baby, and she didn't abandon her. She still helps her through everything. She is faithful to her family and her very important job. People say she deserved losing, and she should go back to Alaska, but they just don't get her. She never does and never will give up. She is so strong, through hard times and bad. She inspires me every single day. I hope one day I can be like her. I hope I can fight like she does. I wish  I could be as brave as she is. Most of all, she is an amazing woman, and I know she will make a difference.

Sincerely Yours,
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broken--wings
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Re: Who is your hero and why??

my hero/idol is tokio hotel (more specifically, bill kaulitz). [:

 

a lot of people are like "wtf why?" well they mean a lot to me. they helped me get through really tough times and their lyrics are amazing, beautiful, and inspiring. they're an amazing band and they can always relate to me or make me laugh.

 

bill kaulitz is my idol because he's different and not afraid to be different. he doesn't want to be like the rest and that inspires me. [: he thinks of his fans more than himself because he writes about fan problems a lot to let them know he's out there and he knows and we're not alone. <3 [:

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redheart52
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Re: Who is your hero and why??

broken--wing thats exactly how i feel about Disturbed. They helped my through tough times and their lyrics are inspiring. People don't understand the power of music. =) btw...tokio hotel is amazing.
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Raestar15
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Re: Who is your hero and why??

My hero is my mom because she's there for me no matter what, and she's everything I want to be when I grow up.

 

Zoey:smileyfrustrated:pirit is what makes us unique,what gives us strength,and it is what lives on after our bodies are no more.
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Laurel it if you like it!!!
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