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    who in your family influenced you the most?

    who has influenced you the most?
    who has made a real positive impact on your life? and tell us why..

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    Grandmother on my dad's side. Or "Ma Mere" as we call her.

    Because she's like, 85 and she still drives herself to bingo every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

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    That would be my father....not in the way you are thinking though! He's one of the primary reasons for my interest in Psychology.

    As an example though? I think about what he'd do in aany situation and then find another solution!
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    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    That would be my father....not in the way you are thinking though! He's one of the primary reasons for my interest in Psychology.

    As an example though? I think about what he'd do in aany situation and then find another solution!
    you mean you didnt agree with his ways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    you mean you didn't agree with his ways?
    Yuppers! I have issues, I know, but it works well and has kept me within an ethical position I can look at myself in the mirror with....unlike him. He had no ethics or any moral compass. It's a shame, really.....
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    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

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    My Dad. He was a great example, and never gave up trying to teach us stuff. he still inspires me!
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    My son, the day he was born I went from reckless to responsible, seriously.

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    I told my story and then took it back was too painful.
    let's just say that out of my brother's suffering Ive learned to not judge by looks and listen carefully to people and it has made me a better person.
    The only downside is that I get in trouble a lot for defending people who get bullied, Im not a very big person but id rather the harm be done to me then others.
    I will always stand up to anyone who get a kick out of hurting others.

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    My mom - haven't really thought about her for years, but when one of my older brothers called today, he ended the call with 'take care, kiddo' - one of my Mom's sign-offs.

    She was a valient lady, who instilled in me - more than the feminist movement of the 60's & 70's - that I could be whatever I wanted to be (I have 5 brothers). I wanted to go to college in an upstate NY college town, and she sent me to NYU. Her motto was 'take on the challenge'.
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    who has influenced you the most?
    who has made a real positive impact on your life? and tell us why..

    My mother. She raised four boys by herself. She had no "higher education" or job skills. She worked two jobs at a time to make sure we had a roof over our heads and food to eat. She always put us first. She made sure we were involved in sports and attended church. She showed us what dedication and love were all about. We all turned out to be fine young men thanks to her fine example of what a mom should be. I learned how to work hard and respect others thanks to her.

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    Dad. Anyone who knows me (so, almost no-one here ) will tell you that.
    "While my father fought for you, I learnt. While my father glorified your petty administration, I learnt. While he longed every day for our line, Adun’s line, to be restored, I learnt. He sent me away to bring the Dark Templar back when the time was right!
    "And you tell me that I cannot do this? That I cannot feel the weight of the universe?
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    Mom. She was a rebel and the toughie of her family. Brought up American born in a strict Chinese family, she had to struggle between American and Chinese culture and custom.

    A very hard worker herself, she instilled within us the belief in God, ourselves and what we can do. To fight for what is right. To try to never hurt others. To respect. To work hard. To do what is right within our hearts. To never give up. To love others and the life around us. To appreciate what God has given us.

    The Chinese community she was brought up in looks at us differently because we do not fit the traditional Chinese mold. Myself for example - It is not "proper" for a Chinese girl to ride motorcycles, drive and work on muscle cars, climb mountains, ride mountain bikes, throw freight or become a very aggressive advocate for union workers. Chinese girls just don't do those things.

    But mom told me to do what I can and want, just as long as it doesn't hurt anyone. She encouraged me to be who I am and love myself for being able to do those "bad" things. Things that other Chinese girls didn't have the courage to do.

    She told me to go forth and never be intimidated or afraid even though I was a little.

    She taught me to love.
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    My dad. He taught me self reliance and luckily has never been afraid to tell me he loves me every opportunity he gets (even though I am now 30 with a family of my own). Thanks Dad.
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    My sister...she means the world to me.
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    And I bet you mean the world to her, too.
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    Well if I had you for a brother, that would be the case.
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    you guys are messing me up with the same avatar, for a sec I thought siu was talking back and forth to herself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    you guys are messing me up with the same avatar, for a sec I thought siu was talking back and forth to herself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    you guys are messing me up with the same avatar, for a sec I thought siu was talking back and forth to herself!

    So my secret it out!
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    Siu - I bet your mom & mine would have heen best buddies, given the chance!
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    My Dad. He always put others before himself. The day he was released from the hospital after having a brain tumor removed he thought it was important that he took Mom & me out to lunch. We thought we should get him home to bed, but he wouldn't hear of it.

    RIP Dad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    That would be my father....not in the way you are thinking though! He's one of the primary reasons for my interest in Psychology.

    As an example though? I think about what he'd do in aany situation and then find another solution!
    Hmmm. I'm not alone, and you are not alone. I've been trying to find a way to forgive him but it just never happens. It does help to know how much I am like him, though. It helps me push through the "victim" mentality he often has, and do what has to be done. Being able to see what kind of person I could easily be straightens me out in a hurry.

    He wasn't always like this. After my mother divorced him he was never the same.

    My little brother and I are very close. We influenced each other quite a bit.
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