PARAGONS: just a list of names

There are people who are great at what they do.

There are great people who do things in The World.

The two are not always ~ not often, even ~ the same.

This is a list of people who I believe did good things and made The World better in ways I wish I could emulate.*

  • Tove Jansson
  • Robin Williams
  • Bruce Lee
  • Alan Bean
  • Paula Rego
  • Terry Pratchett
  • Muhammed Ali
  • Oliver Postgate
  • Jack Kirby
  • Nina Simone
  • Eddie Izzard
  • Buzz Aldrin
  • Michael Rosen
  • Steve Gerber
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Serena Williams
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Marie Severin
  • Dolly Parton
  • Iain Banks

*This list is not categorised or alphabetised. I have many heroes ~ Vincent van Gogh, say ~ who made exquisite work that changed the world, but this list is for those who made a difference, in my eyes, with their work and with their approach to others. It doesn’t include Family & Friends, except where they might be public figures. I’m going to add to it as time passes, just to remind myself that things are not so bad as we might sometimes believe.


**Yes, some of these names may turn out to have feet of clay one day. Probably none of them were all good (although I want to believe a few were), but blah blah Marc Anthony blah… I loved them.



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