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Dave Lim

TEDx Ambassador, TEDxSingapore


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Who is your Everyday Hero?

By this I mean, a person who you see frequently as part of your life, work, school, etc.

Any age. Could be your neighbor, colleague, friend, family, someone you see in your neighborhood.

(Rather than a public figure, famous personality, etc living or not)

.. and share with us "Why?"

Topics: Hero

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It's wonderful to see all the tributes and recognition you have be giving your everyday heroes.

Many people cited heroes based on their disposition towards life and those who give of themselves to others, especially parents and grandparents.

As food for thought, and to share, here are some definitions of heroes:

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  • Oct 11 2011: Pat. I met her last year on an intergenerational dance project. She's 75 years old. She has the curiosity of a child and the wisdom of her years. The world seems to be her playground and she will seek out adventure at home and abroad. Age and gender don't stop her. I find her inspiring. She demonstrates how you are never too old to play
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      Oct 11 2011: I recently rewatched the movie Harold and Maude, which rekindled my desire to further my passion and curiosity into my age. I'm extremely inspired to find that you have someone in your life like that. I think we have so much to learn from people who embrace life like that.
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        Oct 12 2011: Hi Bella! I recently saw Harold and Maude for the first time and found it to be a fascinating take on life!

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