I think the idea for this post came to me when I was on the train home one night. I couldn't tell you what about the train makes me think about heroes or heroic things. It was just one of those ideas that dawned on me.
Maybe I was thinking about how I don't really have any heroes. There are people I admire, there are people I look up to, but I don't think I'd ever be able to label someone as a hero.
I of course admire my parents for their strength, and for raising me to work hard and be nice to people. Some people quickly off the top of my head: I admire Ann Curry for her grace and her fearlessness in journalism. Jerry Seinfeld because I think his humor and his material is so smart. He notices our society's little idiosyncrasies that many aren't sharp enough to see. And Hillary Clinton because she's just such a badass...let's be honest here. Weird combination, I know.
Who do you admire? And why?