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Favoured People

From another thread

If I had to make a list of my favorite well known humans, Melissa McCarthy would be right up there.

My list:

  • The Aunty-Christ
  • God (see incarnation)
  • My teacher - wait ... not well known ... oops
  • Jeremy Corbyn MP
  • Martin Luther Burger King
  • Ghandhi
  • Mozart

Who is on your list?


  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    All the Buddha’s
    My kids
    My mum and dad
    All my dharma friends

  • I like Mike Tyson at the moment. I think his personal development over the years is wonderful... very humble, and no small amount of wisdom.

    Other than that... I really respect Joe Rogan and another podcaster Lex Fridman. But other than that we seem in short supply of great people in the world at the moment, or even just great characters.

    When I look back at WW2 and you see all of these huge, huge characters. I mean, they are almost cartoon like. The 20 century dished up some beauties - good and bad. I don't know who we have now. I don't see anyone in the world with any kind of historical relevance at all. No icons, no inspirations.

    I mean, Jordan Peterson got famous for basically being a normal psychiatrist. Joe Rogan is super popular for being a normal, balanced human being.

    But the 20th century... wow. The list just goes on and on and on.

  • VastmindVastmind Memphis, TN Veteran
    edited December 2020

    fav well-known humans....

    Jimmy Carter
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Rosa Parks

  • Some of my fav ladettes:

    • Ada Lovelace (first computer programmer)
    • Marie Curie
    • Emmeline Pankhurst (terrorist)
    • Mae West
    • Elliot Page
  • DavidDavid A human residing in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Ancestral territory of the Erie, Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat, Mississauga and Neutral First Nations Veteran

    I'll make a list of 10 though I don't like to have favorites of anything. In fact I would like to use @Bunks list for my number 1. Other than that, they are in no particular order because my favorite depends on what's going on right now. Green is my favorite colour if I'm looking at grass.

    Thich Nhat Hanh
    Bruce Lee
    Greta Thunburg
    Malala Yousafzai
    My co-workers (we kicked Covids butt last month)
    Melissa McCarthy (always liked her but just saw Superintelligence a few days ago so yeah)
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Mickey Hart
    That's a lot of Ms.
    And for those I missed here, you and I.

  • Green is my favorite colour if I'm looking at grass.

    In the Dharma we vow to save every blade of grass as potential Meta-Buddhas. That is a lot metta. A long list ...

  • JasonJason God Emperor Arrakis Moderator
    edited December 2020

    Eugene Debs
    Karl Marx
    Saint Francis
    Pope Francis
    MLK Jr
    Bernie Sanders
    Alexandria Occasio-Cortez
    John Oliver
    Ajahn Chah
    Boots Riley
    Thomas Merton
    Bree Newsome Bass
    Keanu Reeves
    Ilhan Omar

  • Favoured People

    Hmm those who teach life's lessons...I guess all people are my favoured people in this regard...

  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    Robin Williams
    Ajahn Chah
    Thich Nhat Hanh
    Keanu Reeves
    H. W. L. Poonja
    Martin Luther King Jr
    Jim Carrey

    ... I seem to have added a few comedians

  • AlexAlex UK Veteran

    Thich Nhat Hanh
    HH Dalai Lama
    Barack Obama
    My Father
    Ajahn Chah
    Russell Brand
    David Bowie
    Michael Palin

  • Mooji
    Bob Marley
    Mohammed Ali
    Morgan Freeman
    Tom Hanks
    Bill Nye
    Neil Degrasse Tyson

  • SuraShineSuraShine South Australia Veteran

    Thich Nhat Hanh
    Lama Surya Das
    HH Dalai Lama
    Mel Brooks
    Nat's What I Reckon
    David Bowie

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Current members
    Past members
    Members yet to come.
    My Mum
    My daughters
    My dad (RIP)
    My Grandson

    Keeping it 'real'....

  • Ah ha!

    Great list from @federica <3

    • ordinary people (buddhas one and all)
    • animals and pets (people too)
    • family and friends
    • last and not least our selves

    favoured people, not only famous people

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