My Role Model Essay

570 words - 2 pages

my role model

What do many people feel they lack in life? When I am asked this question, many thoughts are elicited and kindled to a point where I cannot decide. But, through the harsh proclivities of nature the many things we feel we lack in life are very lucid, such as adventure, gratification, friendships, love, and wisdom. If a person can claim that he has not lacked any of these, he would have to be Odysseus, from Homer’s, ”The Odyssey.’
Although fictitious, Odysseus’s character has served as model for everything I strive to be, and has been a significant influence in my life.

If I could be one person for a day it would be Odysseus. He could very well be one of the only people in the world to be able to claim that he had adventure, gratification, friendship, wisdom, and love. Odysseus was in a grave predicament because he did not know if he would ever be able to see his family or kingdom again, yet he placed all his faith in the hands of the god’s. To have as much faith as he did would make me spiritually immortal. I would be enthralled to be the leader and dependant of such a perilous journey, knowing that the members on my crew would depend on my wisdom and keen perception to deliver them back home, which in Odysseus’ case was Ithicag. To be a leader is a quality, which I truly admire and hope to acquire. There is not a statement in the world that can truly capture Odysseus’ wisdom in its entirety: a statement can never deliver his wisdom due just. To have his wisdom in...

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