Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tennesseans and Americans of the Year -- 2008

I've always found the choices by the supposed mainstream news media of the people who are the models of news makers and heroes for society to be a tad bizarre and narrow.

The real news makers and heroes that should be recognized are those often without titles. They're simply armed with the willingness to make a difference. As Nelson Mandela has said, "Our greatest fear is that we are not powerful. Our greatest fear is that we are more powerful than we believe.

So with apologies to President-elect Obama, celebrities and university presidents, the real heroes in 2008 are the real people among us. So as we approach this last day of 2008, I'll recognize these people locally and nationally in the following posts for us to point out to our children as those human beings most worth emulating.

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