I really don't know why I am writing this, but I feel the need to do so. This is supposed to be a little tribute to people I admire and that inspire me to be a better person.
1. Tim Burton
Burton has taught me that there is nothing wrong with being odd. I feel like my whole life, I've been drawn to the dark side and people gave me strange looks or avoided me completely. Thanks to Tim Burton, I now embrace the dark side and take it as a positive thing.
2. Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner is not only the greatest actor I can think of, he also made it in a business where he was doomed to fail. He doesn't have the look for a typical actor who is successful in Hollywood. He had to make it up with talent. Thankfully, he is THAT DAMN GOOD. Although he really had bad times when he couldn't afford anything, he still tried to make his dream come true. So, you could say I love his assertiveness.
3. CM Punk
So, no, I'm not straight-edge. Sorry, Punk, you didn't convince me
However, I love how he can talk people into doing pretty much anything (else than becoming straight-edge). His rethorical abilities are what draw me to him. Becoming a teacher, being good at talking to other people, keeping them interested and all will be a big part of my life. So I'm taking a close look on CM Punk, and I really feel like I'm learning a lot.
4. Dean Ambrose
Well, I guess I am speaking for the most of us when I say, I have no idea what is true about his life and what isn't. Even if you don't want to believe the sick things going around on the internet, you can't help but think this guy didn't have a nice childhood. The gimmick he built for himself seems to have a lot of the real person behind in it. Dean came from basically nowhere and was a noone. Looking at him now makes me feel proud of him even though I don't even know him (odd, isn't it?!).
What I also admire is the fact that he doesn't change for anybody. Like he said in one of his promos, he's not here to follow anyone's lead or to fit in anybody's mold. He seems to be one of those that would rather be unsuccessful than sell their soul to the devil and do something that really despise. Which, I think, is a good rule to live by.
5. Travis Pastrana
Don't believe in limits is what comes to mind every time I hear his name. What Travis Pastrana did and does on his dirtbike is basically breaking the rules. Whatever he thought was impossible to do, he tried and actually did it. Now, I know that comparing his skills with my everyday situations is rather ridiculous, but nonetheless, everytime I think I cannot do it I remind myself of him. And if he can do a double-backflip, then I am able to be successful with my studies!
6. Gabe Saporta
I love Gabe Saporta, just so you know. And the good thing about him is that I can explain what I love about him in one short sentence: He just doesn't give a fuck. Something I learned very early in my life, screw other people's opinions. I'm happy with what I'm doing and that's all that matters.
7. Pete Wentz
Pete Wentz is so witty, it's not even funny. The way he wrote his book, the language he used was and still is a great influence on my own choice of words. Or at least I think so. Pete just seems to be happy with the person he is; a goal that i like to reach soon, too.
8. Benji Madden
Benji Madden has been my (not so) secret crush throughout my teenage years. I felt like through his music, he was always there for me and understood me, even though when my friends couldn't really. I kind of lost touch to him, his band and all but I still appreciate the ways he helped me through puberty
So, these were the first people that came to my mind. If I, by any chance, missed someone important, I'll add him/her later on. Hope you enjoy if you're reading this. And please feel free if you have any heroes. If so, do tell me who and why that person is important to you