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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Axcess, Dec 17, 2007.
What genius or genuises in history influence in your thinking ? And why?
My influence came from Mahatma Gandhi, who said, that 'we need to be the change we want to see in the world'.
My life, and also what I post in this forum, is influenced by the view of a more tolerant, nonviolent world I wish we lived in.
Just to give an example, someone on here remarked to me why I bothered to post a link to my homepage, and whether I was just trying to advertise myself. Instead of getting mad at that person, I wrote back to the person gently explaining why there was a link, namely in order to make my postings more real - and not just a cybershadow. That person then wrote back saying he was just being a nut, and that he was sorry for writing in somewhat agressively. I am glad we could resolve our misconceptions without much aggro.
John Muir - his understanding of the natural world.
Albert Einstein - bringing clarity to our understanding of the universe.
Charles Darwin - stitching together the theory of evolution.
Steven Hawking - personal courage and sheer brain power.