Admiration Over A Lifetime

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D. // February 3 // 6 Comments

Who do you admire? Who do I admire? 

It's not as easy to answer as it is to ask.

There are people I have admired over my lifetime each for a very different thing. Many of them I have forgotten about unless I actively sit and recall who they were and why I admired them at the time. 

Who do you admire? Who do I admire? It's not as easy to answer as it is to ask. So I ran back through my life and thought about a specific for people who probably had the most impact on me. At least these are the ones I can think of now. I'm sure tomorrow and the day after I'll come up with a longer list - but this is it for today

In order oF appearance In My LIFE

5th or 6th grade teacher

One I admired was a teacher from grammar school - who I really admire to this day but I don't remember her name. She encouraged all of us, but especially the girls in the class, to show our smartness. A rarity back then!

professor/friend/colleague

There was a professor in graduate school who became a good friend and colleague and we remained such until she died several years ago. She was the person who got me very involved in politics, in psychology and writing, and many other things for which I will always be thankful.

my son

I have always loved my son but now I can admire him as well. He is a very brilliant person and I love having discussions with him, mostly about politics and life but about other things as well. He turned into a super great adult. Sometimes I wonder how that  happened with me as his mother but hey he did it.

my daughter-in-law

Many years ago while visiting me, my son met a woman and they have been together ever since. I admire her because she is so generous to all she considers family and now that they are living near me, that includes several of my friends and neighbors..

Comments? Thoughts? Thank you. Comment section is down at the bottom of the page....


About the Author Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.

Hi there. I call myself "a woman of a certain age" who is still very engaged with the world; as we all should be - at any age! I create courses and books that help people keep on learning, living, and having fun. I believe that you are in charge of your life - not me or anyone else. What I do is offer information so that you can make intelligent choices for you!

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