Who’s My Hero: Identifying Influences on Work and Life
Pick a partner. Interview each other with the following questions:
1. What influences are most important to how you do your work (as a student, as an employee at a paid job, as a participant in an extracurricular activity, etc.)?
How has your family background influenced the way you approach your work?
Influential religious or spiritual factors?
2. What influences are most important to how you do your work (as a student, as an employee at a paid job, as a participant in an extracurricular activity, etc.)?
Would you consider any of them to be mentors? How did they affect you? What did you learn from them?
Is there someone you admire who you don’t know personally?
Any “anti—mentors”—people you don’t want to model yourself after? How do they affect you?
An influential book?
3. Do you have friends or other people who share your interests? What do you do with them?
4. Who are your heroes?
Why do you admire each one of them?
5. Let’s say someone you admired as a ________(musician, painter, etc.) did something that you did not think was right (e.g., presented a work by someone else as his or her own).
What would you think about that person as a ________(role)?