Who’s your hero? (cool cape t via Ksubi for Target)

Growing up, my heroes ranged from Wonderwoman to Einstein (yep a geek from an early age). Over the years I added composers (Beethoven), authors (Ben Elton, Maggie Alderson) and public figures/ media gurus (Mia Freedman). 

A hero was someone I could admire, and learn something from.

Now in my 30’s I’ve added a new crop of prominent business women and men (Gina Rinehart, Ita Buttrose), musicians (Florence Welsh, John Butler, ), activists… My little tribe has followed suit with Captain Jack looking up to Monet, Van Gogh, Tony Hawk, David Attenborough and Andy Griffiths. Flashdance aspires to be like Mick Jagger, or maybe Nick Sharratt or even Kelly Slater. Make no mistake, not all of the tribes heroes are ‘ideal from a parents perspective’. I mean, Little L worships Nicki Minaj…

My mind boggles though at some ‘heroes’…

Famous personalities?  What does that even mean, a famous personality? Famous for being in the public eye? Honey Boo Boo anyone?

So I am throwing down the gauntlet and challenging you to think of an authentic hero to look up to…and inspiring  your tribe to do the same.

Who’s your hero?  If you have your own tribe, who do they look up to?

Enjoy xx

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2 Responses to Who’s your hero? How to find an authentic hero in a sea of Kardashians.

  1. Sandra says:

    I tend to not have heroes, but I am drawn to individual acts of kindness or actions of goodness. So, when I read this story http://sl6163.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/losing-my-religion-jimmy-carter.html about Jimmy Carter, I was very surprised and happy to know that he is doing such wonderful things with such a fantastic group of people (The Elders) and taking into account what a personal challenge that would have been for him. It really counts when people do what they know is right, against all odds. Sandra :-)

    • Kirsty says:

      Sandra, thanks for link to an interesting read. It’s always good to look beyong our traditional mentors and heroes to challenge what we believe and how we think. K x

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