Who is your hero?

Who is Your Hero?

Who is your hero?

From a beloved father to spiritualist Eckhart Tolle, here are five people who answer the question, “Who’s your hero?”

  • My Father
  • Elon Musk
  • My Late Grandfather
  • Baymax, from Big Hero Six
  • Mindfulness Master, Eckhart Tolle

My Father

I don’t think we should go out looking for heroes when we can find them in our immediate personal life. My father was born in a small village, almost in the middle of nowhere because, in 1966, south-eastern Poland was an underdeveloped part of the world. He grew up poor, worked hard on the farm as a child, and at the same time, knew that the only way to succeed was to study and learn as much as he could.

My father finished his schooling at a prestigious high school, went on to a quality university while simultaneously working for his own living and caring for his disabled father—my grandfather. In his thirties, he became a successful businessman, and I owe him everything I currently have. Not only my material status, but also my character, open mind, and courage to live against all odds.

Michal Jonca, Community Manager, US Passport Photo

Michal Jonca, US Passport Photo

Elon Musk

My hero is Elon Musk. He’s always pushing to innovate, and he always seems to be taking on challenges that seem impossible at the time. He’s the best example of someone who can see an opportunity and take it on, even when it looks like everyone else is giving up. I’m inspired by him because he shows me that you don’t have to settle for a job that doesn’t excite you, or give up on your dreams because they’re too hard or too big—you can make it happen, and I believe that’s what makes all the difference.

Shaun Connell, Founder, Writing Tips Institute

Shaun Connell, Writing Tips Institute

My Late Grandfather

It was my late grandfather who brought me up and taught me so much about life. Growing up with him was both fun and memorable. Looking back at the many memories that we shared, I can always remember how jolly and friendly he was. He would easily win the trust of strangers. Within minutes on a bus, everybody would be listening to his stories and laughing at his jokes.

In addition to being a well-respected leader in our community, he was also a creative soul who loved and taught music. For example, he was the leader of a brass band in my hometown. People love, adore, and respect him so much, even now. My grandfather wasn’t rich, but he was wealthy in the wisdom that he willingly shared with anyone who would care to listen. Tears well up in my eyes every time I think back to the days we spent together. I love him so much, and he’ll forever be my hero.

Laura Martinez, Consultant and Content Writer, PersonalityMax

Baymax, from Big Hero Six

My hero is an animated character named Baymax from the Disney movie (and series) Big Hero Six. If you’re not familiar, he’s a robotic character made of inflatable synthetic rubber and runs on a battery. Despite being an inflatable robot vulnerable to sharp and hard objects, he never backs away from having fun and protecting those he cares about, including his creator’s younger brother, a teenaged boy named Hiro.

Baymax inspires me to take on enormous challenges in life despite being a human who’s limited by resources and hurdles put on my path by my fellow human beings. Just like the name of his movie suggests, Baymax is my big hero.

Yongming Song, CEO, Live Poll for Slides

Mindfulness Master, Eckhart Tolle

I was recently asked who my personal hero is. I didn’t hesitate for a second when I answered: Eckhart Tolle. Tolle is a spiritual teacher and author who has changed the way millions of people view life and their own consciousness. He teaches that the primary cause of human suffering is our identification with our thoughts and egoic structures. When we can step back and see ourselves as separate from our thoughts, we can begin to live more peacefully and authentically.

What I appreciate most about Tolle’s work is his ability to make complex concepts easy to understand. He has a unique way of speaking that makes you feel like you’re chatting with an old friend. And his message is one of hope and possibility: that we can all find peace within ourselves, regardless of our circumstances. If you’re looking for some inspiration in your life, or simply want to learn how to live more mindfully, I highly recommend checking out Eckhart Tolle’s work. You won’t be disappointed!

Jamie Irwin, Director, Straight Up Search

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