Your heroes?

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Your heroes?

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I am going to make a little wall with framed portraits of the individuals in different parts of history whom I appreciate. I playfully call this my "hero wall" and it's been quite fun thinking who should be on that wall. The idea originally came to me from the film Only Lovers Left Alive by J. Jarmusch. As today is the first day that I've framed a hero as I got the appropriate image, and it's been a lot of fun thinking who should be on the wall, not to mention finding the images, I thought to ask, who would you put on your wall of heroes and why? If you like, post also a image of them.

This exercise has been useful to me, as I so easily despair over the direction the world is going to. So it helps to think that there's been so many fantastic individuals who've done something profound, and then I remember that people are worth loving; at some point, someone will be great again.

My first hero?

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn!

Vincent van Gogh (who will also be on my wall) wrote, "Rembrandt goes so deep into the mysterious that he says things for which there are no words in any language. It is with justice that they call Rembrandt—magician—that's no easy occupation."

"We should prostrate ourselves before Rembrandt and never compare anyone with him!" -Rodin, after being compared to Rembrandt.
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Heith wrote:I am going to make a little wall with framed portraits of the individuals in different parts of history whom I appreciate.
This idea have being on and off in my mind since (about) 2008. Never actually executed this, except at the level of thoughts.
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My greatest heros must be the mahasiddhas in general.
One day of Brahma has 14 Indras; his life has 54 000 Indras. One day of Vishnu is the lifetime of Brahma. The lifetime of Vishnu is one day of Shiva.
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Kenazis wrote:
Heith wrote:I am going to make a little wall with framed portraits of the individuals in different parts of history whom I appreciate.
This idea have being on and off in my mind since (about) 2008. Never actually executed this, except at the level of thoughts.
Share those thoughts then! :)
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Alfred Jarry.
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Insanus wrote:Alfred Jarry.
You know, you look a bit like him. : )
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Heith wrote:
Insanus wrote:Alfred Jarry.
You know, you look a bit like him. : )
I was thinkig the same thing last evening.
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:P

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Insanus wrote:Alfred Jarry.
Yep, he is awesome!
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Is this heros in general? or just philosophy? or in art? or what?

I have a bloody lot :lol:
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