Role model: who is yours?

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby 100%JR » 29 Dec 2018, 12:29am

brynpoeth wrote:Lance Dopestrong, sorry armstring, used to be a role model

Still is now and probably more so than he was 99-05.
He still will be in another 20 years :wink:

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby gbnz » 29 Dec 2018, 9:01am

Role model :wink:

MYSELF (Nb. I'm sure A N Other will have posted the same, earlier in the thread)

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Jan 2019, 7:01pm

Sam Tan, Fireman Sam, from Pontypandy, he is exemplary, too good to be true :wink:
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby Mick F » 5 Jan 2019, 7:21pm

I still think this ......................
pwa wrote:A Role Model is someone who makes you think that you wish were a bit more like them.
Mick F wrote:This is what I cannot comprehend.
Why would anyone want to be like someone else? :shock:
Personally, I'm happy and content being me, and always have been.
I can admire different people for their attributes/qualities etc, but I wouldn't want to be like them.


"Role Model" idea seems a sad idea to me.
It smacks of being a person who aspires to be someone else.
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby Bonefishblues » 5 Jan 2019, 8:18pm

Think about it as an individual who displays characteristics and behaviours that you would like to adopt, as opposed to wanting to 'be like' them.

I'm quite keen on the idea of being more like a NI EuroLottery Winner at the moment :D

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby brynpoeth » 5 Jan 2019, 8:22pm

Mick F wrote:I still think this ......................
pwa wrote:A Role Model is someone who makes you think that you wish were a bit more like them.
Mick F wrote:This is what I cannot comprehend.
Why would anyone want to be like someone else? :shock:
Personally, I'm happy and content being me, and always have been.
I can admire different people for their attributes/qualities etc, but I wouldn't want to be like them.


"Role Model" idea seems a sad idea to me.
It smacks of being a person who aspires to be someone else.

May I adopt Mick F as my role model? He did LeJoG on a Chopper, +858 (miles) :wink:
I have not done LeJoG yet, not even been to Cornwall, yet
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby Cugel » 5 Jan 2019, 10:11pm

brynpoeth wrote:
Mick F wrote:I still think this ......................
pwa wrote:A Role Model is someone who makes you think that you wish were a bit more like them.
Mick F wrote:This is what I cannot comprehend.
Why would anyone want to be like someone else? :shock:
Personally, I'm happy and content being me, and always have been.
I can admire different people for their attributes/qualities etc, but I wouldn't want to be like them.


"Role Model" idea seems a sad idea to me.
It smacks of being a person who aspires to be someone else.

May I adopt Mick F as my role model? He did LeJoG on a Chopper, +858 (miles) :wink:
I have not done LeJoG yet, not even been to Cornwall, yet

Chopper-riding LEJOG is not a role I would like to play. In fact, you can keep LEJOG, as there are much nicer routes over which to do 858 miles. :-)

How do you feel about those folk ascending the height of Everest by going up their street 793 times because of the bit of a slope it has? Mad, them!

Still, many have taken one mad person or another for a role model. Oswald found Adolf a splendid example, for instance. I knew many a lad in my yoof who looked up to and copied the antics of one local psychopath or another......

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 5 Jan 2019, 11:04pm

Hi,
Mick F wrote:I still think this ......................
pwa wrote:A Role Model is someone who makes you think that you wish were a bit more like them.
Mick F wrote:This is what I cannot comprehend.
Why would anyone want to be like someone else? :shock:
Personally, I'm happy and content being me, and always have been.
I can admire different people for their attributes/qualities etc, but I wouldn't want to be like them.


"Role Model" idea seems a sad idea to me.
It smacks of being a person who aspires to be someone else.

Yes respect for some thing people do, especially altruistically.
I am in that camp.................Mick's camp................we are one and the same.............dammed by some :lol:
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby Patrickpioneer » 18 Jan 2019, 8:52am

My role model? My Grandad.
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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby gaz » 18 Jan 2019, 9:04am

brynpoeth wrote:Lance Dopestrong ... used to be a role model, doubtless for many on here

I'm not sure how Lance will feel when he hears that he is no longer your role model.

I wonder what he did to lose that status? :wink:

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Re: Role model: who is yours?

Postby brynpoeth » 18 Jan 2019, 4:50pm

'Saint' Regina Hildebrandt, East German politician, died 2001
Reading about her at lunchtime, had to laugh a lot
'Erzaehlt mir doch nich, dasset nicht jeht!', she would bark in her lovely Berlin accent
(Don't try to tell me we cannae do that!)
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