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Who is your hero(es). Please, briefly explain why the named person(s) is your hero.

In life, we meet people either in person, reading about them, watching them in TV or Internet and such. Irrespective of how we met this people, they impact our lives in such a great way that we desire to be like them or to learn 1 or 2 things from them. I bet we call this people who have influenced our lives/ or whom we admire so much our heroes.
Please take a minute and list your hero(es) and let the world know and celebrate their heroic action together

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    Mar 25 2013: possibly anyone who is doing good, the more good the more hero
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      Mar 26 2013: Hey Grey,

      I love the way you have summed it up.....

      Love, Mary
  • Apr 4 2013: Every mother in the world.
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      Apr 4 2013: Hey Vera,
      I can't agree more....Mother are a special gift...I bet that is why life itself is called "Mother Nature"...Mother nurture and love.....
      Thanks for sharing

      Love, Mary
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    Mar 30 2013: Thank you for your kind words. Spain will seem veri interesting to you. Hundred of years of History have let a deep trace on this old place. Ah, hahaha, I see, but you couldn't sit just like the cat, because the cat is hanging from the ceiling, on the top of a column, lol... :-)
    I like you've enjoyed this story, it's a real one!
    The other column is very funny, with a few mice in the same position! Hey, Mary, I've uploaded the mice's pic to my profile, so you can see it !

    Best regards.
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      Apr 2 2013: Hey Sean,
      I would definitely love Spain.

      I am just laughing at your comment...I will start gyming and doing some body twist so that I hang from the ceiling....lol....( I will just leave the flexible cat do what it does best and I will just admire the pictures)
      Thanks for been kind enough to upload the mice pic....I am loving it.....

      Love, Mary
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        Apr 2 2013: Hi, Mary. Glad you'll love Spain. I love the States and their people, too. A part of my family went to the US, half past century and there continued their lives. I admire you, as a country and as a people.
        Well, when it is possible, I'll upload the pic of the bell that mice put to the cat, that's the only one you need to watch. :-)
        Regards.
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          Apr 4 2013: Hi Sean,

          Thanks again for replying....I would love Spain...for sure....and yes the Americans are great people....I have made numerous friends.....Have you ever visited US?

          I am in love with both world now...Kenya and US...and because I can't give up any of them...I just love and live with both.....
          Awaiting the upload... (thanks in advance)
          Love, Mary
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        Apr 2 2013: And, oh, I need the phone number of your gym, lol! :-D, :-)
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          Apr 4 2013: Lol.....laughing alot...running around and stretching works great for me.....lol...I imitating my neighbors cat.....Iol...for my mouth muscle exercise....
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    Mar 27 2013: My hero is not one single person. My hero(es) is (are) and will forever be, anyone and all of them people searching for a better life for mankind. People traying their best for eliminate pain, human misery, poverty, diseases. People forgetting their own problems and sweating hard for solving the problems of people who can't do anything for leaving bad o harmful situations.
    And I think there are a lot of candidates. And, of course, the 'others' heroes are also welcome. Why not?
    Greets.
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      Mar 28 2013: Hey Sean,

      I agree with your view. Yes we have many heroes including ourselves. And yes people who are giving their energies, power and time in search for better life for all are surely heroes.

      Is that a cat on profile pic?
      Love, Mary
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        Mar 29 2013: Hi, Mary. Yes, this is a cat. Do you want to know the complete story? Let's go: That is one of two capitals of columns in a palace of Cantabria (Spain). The two columns are at the sides of a long and complex arch, which seemed very difficult to design and build. Somebody told to the architect that it would be easier that mice put the bell the cat that the architect design and build the wanted arch.
        The architect could design and build the arch (it's before a nice steps), and for memory, one of the capitals it has the cat; the other one has the mice and in the middle is the bell. I have photos of all this matter.
        Nice story, isn't?
        Best wishes.
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          Mar 29 2013: Hi Sean, Lovely story...I am definitely loving the architect work....I wish I was the one sitting like that cat....posing...lol...
          Wonderful story and thanks for taking time to explain.
          I wonna visit Spain.....and see take pictures

          Love, Mary
  • Mar 26 2013: Conquer self, surpass self, everyone who makes this is hero, be hero of yourself.
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      Mar 26 2013: Nihao Jack,

      I totally agree with your insights. If I may ask you do have people you admire?

      Xie Xie......

      Love, Mary
      • Mar 28 2013: amazing, how could you know the pronounciation of Chinese, good! no specific person, I admire the person who can follow their heart to live, to love....
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    Mar 25 2013: Nelson Mandela... If you have read his life story then you will know why. Thanks, Nik.
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    Mar 25 2013: Hello My Fellow Contributors. It is my pleasure to start the conservation by stating my 3 heroes.
    1. My Parents: I never comprehend how we survived on my DAD's salary. I never knew how much he earned for more than 20 years. I thought he was been paid so much more like 5 times the actual salary because we never run out of necessity and occasionally we had luxuries here and there....not forgetting him paying our fees. "Power of a woman", My MUM is this great lady who is the great Economist and Strategist in my life.....she made all happen by prioritizing the money and scaling it.I grew up with an abundance mentality

    2. Ben Carson: Neurosurgeon at JH. I went to my neighbor to return a digging fork and I saw a book, 5 pages missing because someone had used to light fire with the pages...I picked the book "Gifted Hands" small book that changed my mental world...

    3. Robert Zoellick: Retired President of WB. Him occupying that big seat at World Bank(One of my Ideal places to Work) makes me admire him more and I have learnt a lot from him. Yes improving countries economic/social position is not black and white, it is a complex matrix that all need to untangled for well being of all.

    Love you ALL
    Mary (Mama Africa)
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    Mar 28 2013: Lol Jack,

    I agree with you admiring people who follow their heart to live, to love and to share....(lol...I added to share). I worked for China Xinhua New Agency Nairobi, Kenya...and interacted with some lovely Chinese.....

    Xie Xie....
    Love, Mary
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    Mar 28 2013: Ricky Gervais cause his career is marked by his willingness to go all the way for what believes in (once met him in a festival, introduced myself and told him he is a hero of mine. He said I should probably get out of the house more:)
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      Mar 28 2013: Hey Daniel,
      Thanks for posting about Ricky Gervais. Highlighting that you admire him for going an extra mile and holding on what he believes in, I truly believe that you are on your way to fulfilling your heart desire.

      Love, Mary
  • Mar 27 2013: I think all people who devote themselves to keep seeking the truth in this world who deserve my admiration.Here I want to share some with u:)
    1.Jiddu Krishnamurti:a few years ago I had been totured by a lot of chaos in my life.I tried very hard to know why.Jiddu Krishnamurti's talks gave me the spiritual inspiration.When I read his text,it sounds a sparking light shinning in my life.I know how treasure he brought to my life.
    2.Abraham Lincoln:I admire him was a such diligent man:self-educated and become a country lawyer ...was the 16th President of the United state.Abolishing slavery,for that he is always being a great man.
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      Mar 28 2013: Hey edulover,

      Yes Abraham Lincoln.....great man...I watched the movie "Lincoln" and have read his biography, it is such an incredible life journey.
      I never heard of Jiddu Krishnamurit but will surely check out. And yes spiritual balance is very important to us.

      Love, Mary
  • Mar 27 2013: Martian Manhunter because he was forced to change. His life had every chance to turn to dark, he decided to be a beacon of light for us all. He was one who LET me to decide to choose to as close to always tell the truth. This has caused problems for me, by the fact that not many can wrap their mind around this.
    Something else is that their is a sort of peer pressure to conform, just today my father asked why I turn a shopping cart around. To which I responded that It is funner and it causes me to be happier.
    In case you are wondering I said "let" since someone can only choose to take a path if at least for a second they thought that someone had walked down that path before.
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      Mar 28 2013: Hey none and all; never and forever,
      Amazing name......Thanks for contributing and even so for highlighting the peer pressure issue. We just need to be ourselves and enjoy life......

      Love, Mary
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      Mar 26 2013: Hey Kate,

      WB is World Bank....sorry I made an assumption there...

      I love your heroes and big up to your Aunty....great people legacy lives forever

      Love, Mary
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          Mar 28 2013: Hey Kate,

          Great woman. It is amazing how some people live longer irrespective of not so "healthy lifestyle". I tend to conclude that balance is the key. My opinion is that provided the mental, spiritual and psychological are balanced, the body has a way of adapting to lifestyle behaviors. It is still amazing that we can eat healthy but still get sick maybe because of emotional/psychological imbalance.
          I always consider street kids in Nairobi, Kenya....most eat from the dumpster and amazingly the body immune system adjust itself to contain the so called "poisonous, unhealthy food"...and some of them grow old and reach 60...and 70 while still living in the streets.

          Love, Mary