I said i had no heros – I lied!
Hero worship to my mind serves less as a means of formulating iconic ideas, or as a way of presenting role models. I see the risk of trivializing the heroized person, and the idea s/he is meant to stand for and at the same time moving the motivational force outside of one’s self to a depersonified idol, the worship of whom takes the place of real action.
And never the less, i am prone …
This man makes my heart thump in a way only a legend can.
German lawyer, activist, MP Hans-Christian Ströbele at a anti-Nazi rally in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg. Photo by Sargoth.
Image: German lawyer, activist, MP Hans-Christian Ströbele at a anti-Nazi rally in Berlin- Prenzlauer Berg (location: Schönhauser Allee, Kuglerstraße). Photo by Sargoth. License: Public Domain (PD). Source: Wikimedia. URL: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christian_Stroebele_2010.jpg?uselang=de. Last viewed: 20 Nov 2016.
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