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Who do we look up to?

January 23, 2008

I attended the Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia’s Martin Luther King Breakfast yesterday.  It was a wonderful event and I was lucky enough to sit at a table of judges.  The conversation topic was who “our generation looks up to.”  I had to think about it…hard.  I’m still thinking about it.  

I asked some friends.  One friend, who has a degree in economics, looked up to Alan Greenspan.  Another said, “there is no sensible voice for our generation.  We weren’t raised to look up to presidents.  Looking up to professional athletes isn’t turning out so well either.”    

There may not be a public figure that those in our generation look up to.  For many of us it is closer to home — parents, grandparents, teachers, other people who individually influenced our lives whether they meant to or not.  

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 25, 2008 4:47 am

    Hello from Australia!! This is a great site!

    I think I look up to different ppl for different things…as opposed to just idolising one person = )

    Keep up the great work

  2. Abbie permalink
    January 30, 2008 4:51 am

    That’s a good point. There may be several different people to look up to. I also think the people we look up to may change over time.

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