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Who is your mentor,how did you meet and why do you look up to them?

Asked by SierraNichole (135points) May 23rd, 2009
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AstroChuck's avatar

My father is my mentor and I met him at birth. I look up to him because he’s the kindest, most honest man I know. He’d do anything for me and I’d do the same for him. He’s the perfect model of fatherhood and of a human being.

Dog's avatar

Ditto what @AstroChuck said. My Father too is all that and the best mentor I could hope for.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

I truly didn’t have a mentor growing up. One of my grandmas would come closest, I think, but even that didn’t last for very long. My sister and I are lucky we turned out the way we did. Well… I guess I just answered my own question. My sister was my mentor, even though she’s only two years older than myself.

CMaz's avatar

Funny thing. As much as I have “mentors” in my life. The people that have influenced me most are the ones that, at the time, I did not know where they were coming from. Only to eventually be in their position, and then having one of those light bulb moments. I refer to them and quote them quite often.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I met my mentor when I was 16. He was the head of this pathology lab where I did cancer research for two years. He’s the most knowledgeable person I know and has always been there for my family.

Jack79's avatar

my old boss at the radio station, we had already met when he was working as a technician at a different station in 1989, and eventually I worked at his own station from 1993–1998.

I saw how he treated his children, the values he was trying to instill, and how he dealt with his separation (he eventually got back with his wife a few years later). He didn’t teach me much about radio, but he taught me a lot about being a father.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

funny thing, I never had any mentors, and I don’t think I have any now. I have some great people I admire, and find very knowledgeable when it comes to needing advice, but there isn’t any single go-to guy or gal in my life.

Definitely not my parents, they were more fucked up than I am.

AstroChuck's avatar

@evelyns_pet_zebra- No way! No one’s as fucked up as you. ;)

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

@AstroChuck, if you only knew buddy, if you only knew.

Jude's avatar

Was my Mom (she passed away). She was a strong, independent woman with a beautiful heart. And, I have no idea how she put up with our crazy lot (family)..

zephyr826's avatar

I’ve always looked up to and respected my parents – I’m ridiculously fortunate to have such wonderful people who love me. From a professional standpoint, my mentor was my faculty advisor in college, a French history professor and the best lecturer I’ve ever witnessed. She put up with my creation of a personal minor (The influence of Post-Revolutionary French politics on Caribbean and African colonial literature), she told me that it was okay to change your major eight times in two years, and she showed a ssion of rher subject and her students that I can only hope to emulate. Thanks, Professor Peters.

tiffyandthewall's avatar

my psych teacher. seriously. i just met him this year, but i look up to him so much.

i wish he was president

wundayatta's avatar

I don’t think I ever had a mentor. I wanted one. I wanted someone to take me under their wing and show me how to do stuff and guide me, but no one ever did that. My parents wanted to help, but they just didn’t know how things were. The only person who might have been a mentor at work was really a jerk. I learned a lot working for him, but it wasn’t because he helped me.

I’ve seen many people handle problems in different ways. Some I’ve respected and learned things from, and some I’ve learned to not do what they did. Life, I guess, is my mentor.

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