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Who had the largest impact on the person you have become

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PopeADope, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    Who had the biggest impact on the person you've become? I'd have to say the founder of Shintoism, but nobody actually knows who that is, it's just a religion I've been practicing since before I knew what Shintoism was, and it totally changed and revolutionized my life, but it has no founder, no dogmas, and no scripture.
     
  2. Woberts

    Woberts The Perfumed Seneschal

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  3. Landon Caeli

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    Hernan Cortez. Oh and also Richard Simmons. (I have multiple personalities)
     
  4. MikeDwight

    MikeDwight Well-Known Member

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    Ornette Coleman. I'd have broken all 6 of his Beauty is a Rare Thing CDs Collection if they were LPs. Not that I say he is so universally relevant anymore. But! Before there were musicians playing freely, then you might have listened to 60% Charlie Parker, 80% Thelonious Monk, 80% Coltrane, Definitely 40% Duke Ellington.
     
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    That's bizaare.
     
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    I know right. I should have picked a complete stranger instead or a random celebrity. Maybe scribbling of bronze age primitives
     
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  8. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    Hernan Cortes is actually the greatest military strategists in the entire world. With a few hundred men he conquered an Empireof 15 million.
     
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    Bill W. and Dr. Bob. I don't even want to contemplate where I'd be, or who I'd be, now, if it weren't for them.
     
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    No he didn't. He had tens of thousands of Aztec client-state soldiers that joined him over the years. At one point his army had 50k natives or so the history goes. The Aztec maintained a vassal state based empire that was itching to revolt. Cortes was a catalyst for that revolt.
     
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    Some of the other males in my family.
     
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    My maternal grandmother.
     
  13. MikeDwight

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    Oh the Birthgivers! Ya the birthgiver!
     
  14. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Just about everyone i ever met has had some impact. The biggest impact, probably my husband in thousands of different ways
     
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    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    I did.
     
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    Mock Turtle Compassion, understanding, and tolerance.
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    My mother probably, for being an exceptionally kind, thoughtful, caring, intelligent, hard-working, and cheerful person, who rarely frowned or raised her voice (no smacking either) even though her childhood was no doubt a very nasty one. I could hardly see her otherwise than being the best role model. Tolstoy, in his non-fiction writing, perhaps influenced me quite a bit. along with Bertrand Russell, when I began reading in earnest.
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    For me, it was my mother, followed by two Italian Catholic women who literally changed my life by helping me sort out what was most important, and I married the latter one 52 years ago.
     
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    Howard Is Lucky Mud

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    Definitely the Pleiadian who taught me phowa, which enabled me to travel here in the after-death bardo.
    Otherwise I would still be in my pond just absorbing starlight and watching crystals grow.
     
  19. SalixIncendium

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    Throughout my life, there have been many, and it has varied over time based on priorities driven by my ego.

    I have reach a point in my life where no one has an impact on who I am. I simply am.
     
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