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When I grew up my parents subscribed the family nagazine Reader's Digest.If you ever have red this magazine maybe also find then interesting with well written stories.We lived in a rural area with Reader's Digest was my contact with the big world.I red almost every article with interest.
The best memory from this magazine is the story about Mr:Red Adair.I red this article over and over again.In the nights I dreamt that I was called to firefight an oil well somewhere in the world.Yes,Red Adair was the firefighter of firefighters and he became my hero in my early childhood.I had fantasies that I rescued life and me myself was the hero in my day dreams.
Mr:Rea Adair had developed a teqniqe to firefight big fires.The teqniqe was to detonate a big bomb that took away the oxygen from the fire.
Mr Adair was one of my two big heroes when I was young.
 
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With me it was General MacArthur, Lyndon Johnson, and Mick Jagger. All of these men got away with shit. All were highly successful, but didn't necessarily live in a manner that everyone else thought was okay.

McArthur disrespected the president and said what he thought. Johnson passed civil rights legislation, by telling his opponents that he would make certain pictures public if they did not vote his way. Sir Mick, did pretty much anything he wanted to, but always did a really good job of looking after his health.

I'm also very fond of Christopher Hitchens and Ho Chi Minh, but I didn't really learn much about them until I was an adult.
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I always find it interesting when the government attempts hero creation for one reason or another. It might be somebody we've sent out to kill other people or someone who supports them politically.

My fiance mentioned something about one of the heroes of her country. Her country has had a few dictators. So I told her that because I live in a liberal democracy, we don't have as many heroes. They seem to be an integral part in selling the public on dictatorships.
 
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