I hate how popular this is as an interview question or college essay prompt. I have always tried to be an individual who thinks on my own. I may agree with certain ideas or philosophies that a person has, but there is no single person who I have looked to as a mentor. Does anyone else agree with me?

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Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:28am


Mon, 06/20/2011 - 10:43pm
Tue, 07/12/2011 - 4:04am
mischa2793 Says:

My dear! I thought I was the only one who has never had a role model. Teachers would get upset when I didn't have anything to write down when they threw this topic at me. As if becoming who I am today without the strong influence of others is a bad thing.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 9:12am
B-ez Says:

Role models make it harder to break the mold.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 9:28am
ahacke Says:

It's like when someone is described as being "the next [someone]." The next Beatles, the next Beethoven, the next Beastie Boys, etc...

I always think, "I don't want to be the next [someone]. I want to be the first me."

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 9:29am

i really really dig this.

also this highdea made me think that perhaps in the past couple days there have been fewer stupid posts from elsewhere on the internet, and more insightful interesting and inspiring (alliteration whatttt) original highdeas being posted.
so thank you! keep it going!

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 10:51am

Whenever they ask what my weakness is, i just respond "answering this question"

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 10:56am
LordVapor Says:

"I emulate myself"
- the guy from those dos equis commercials

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 11:05am

I hate all those essay prompts. "Write about a time where you overcome an obstacle in life." Stuff like that.
My life is boring as shit. Nothing has happened in my life worthy enough to write a big long essay about it. I mean I wish I have been through a hardship, just so I could write an amazing essay. Maybe I should get addicted to meth so I can overcome it and have something to write about in my next essays?

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 6:38pm
McHIGHver Says:

And if I do write about a "hardship I overcame I feel like a bitchy suburban kid trying to act like my life is tough. Stuff happens, you get through it; there is no need to write an essay about it

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 8:25pm
Tue, 07/12/2011 - 12:48pm
Tue, 07/12/2011 - 1:50pm

No in fairness we all look up to certain people one way or another. Like we think a certain way because they suggested it or get our hair done a certain way because we like it, it ain't nothin' out of the ordinary.

My heroes:

Marc Bolan
David Bowie
Robert Smith
Syd Barrett

I'm a musician, haha

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 3:13pm

Well, as a musician I can say that IS a pretty damn good list.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 5:00pm

The Great Wall of China. Each brick represents a person, trait, idea, theory, philosophy, word, expression, feeling, discovery, etcetera, and you can see it from outer space. Basically I emulate a multitude and I formulate a way of being that I am comfortable with in personifying myself to become the best me I can be. To quote Pink Floyd, " All in all you're just another brick in the wall."