I was reminded this morning of how deeply I respect David Foster Wallace, so much that I made another thread about a speech he gave. I just discovered this BBC Documentary on him, if you are interested. He was known not only for his brilliant mind, but also for his kindness and humility. I admire that he did not believe that his much admired intelligence gave him a perch on which to look down upon others. He's someone I probably unconsciously attempt to emulate, failing miserably. This got me thinking about personal heroes. There's my dad and my grandfather who, together, created a standard for me that I have held every other man up to... and after that, I am drawing a blank. I am sure I will think of many more after I walk away. :redface: Who are your heroes and why? What is it that you admire about them?