3 People I Consider As My Hero (Modern Day Edition)

I’m just gonna assume that everyone has had a hero/character who they want to be or look up to.
You might’ve liked Superman at one point because he’s the “Man of Steel.” Maybe you are a fan of MLK because he has a dream and his determination was undeniably exceptional. Or Barney Stinson is someone you follow because you think that his ways are aw……..

As for me, I had lots. Today, I started idolising her because blah blah blah. The next day, I’ll find out someone who had the craziest story and add him/her to my “these are awesome people” list and it will be a huge pile of names.
From my list, I chose 3 people who I considered as my “hero.” No, not the Superman type nor that someone who saved me from doing silly things.

Here it goes.

  • Stefan Sagmeister

This guy from this post is probably the least exposed to everyday society. Sagmeister, for those who don’t know, is a designer who creates very distinct and revolutionary pieces.
I see him as if he was born for the sole purpose of visually enlightening people. Sagmeister is my hero because he shows what it really is to be bold, be different but in a non-cynical way and I think that’s what should people be like regardless of profession or societal disposition.
I’m glad that many people who think like Sagmeister are alive.

Not only is Stefan fond of designing, he also gives talks to inspire and advise people.
Here are some of which:
7 Rules for Making More Happiness
The Power of Time Off
Happiness by Design

So if you think Stefan is not your man because you’re not into designing, na-aah. His thoughts encompasses relevant issues in the society.

  • George Takei

I think you should like his page. Apart from being the Captain and soon Commander in Chief, he is also a comedic one. Sure, he’s not Spock but he thinks so logical in life. What can I say about this guy on being a hero to me? Nothing. He’s my hero for being a genuine George Takei.

  • Lena Dunham

I didn’t put her because she is, as well, a feminist. She has a story that everyone should know.
You might know her as Hannah Horvath from HBO’s Girls. Lena or must I say Hannah is definitely what I am currently. Stupid decisions and the good ol’ Carpe Diem, oh hey! I like her thoughts. I like how she doesn’t let negative, even harsh critiques get by the message she was aiming to send people.
Also, Lena shows that women, regardless of their size, is amazing. I strongly agree!
A lot have been reacting about how disdainful this girl is but it’s part of the media. Lena knows her game and for that reason, she is one of the best heroes I’ve come across in my years of existence.

I’ve got lots if I didn’t choose to put 3. Other of the meaningful people in life are Harper Lee, Macklemore, John Green and a lot more!
Really, there’d be thousands of people who would mould you. Not just yourself.

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Terrified To Go To A Design School?

I’ve taken a step in my game and decided that I will take a professional qualification in Design this year. Just like other people who feel like they don’t really fit in this field, I was also terrified to enter. Most of that was because I am nowhere near good neither an average drawer.
Although my mentality was pretty bleak, I still thought that somehow, maybe, just a try, I can do this.

So, I went to the Open Day of the college I’m going in. A graduate there said that I didn’t really need to be a good drawer. Correct. However, being a good drawer is quite an advantage. But if you’re not (just like me), that is still perfectly fine. You don’t need that as much anyway especially if you are pursuing for a corporate or a more formal type of career. Tip no. 1 though, GO TO AN OPEN DAY.

Research. “Hey, I am not a good drawer but ooohh, I’ve got this really cool idea I’ve gathered bits and pieces from different things that I’ve seen online.” You are on the right track. Just browse different websites like designspiration or designfiles and you’ll be able to see through what a good design really is.

Going places and just looking around is not a stressful thing to do. You need to break free. If you’re really interested in doing Design, just let go of everything bugging you and go to a museum or some art exhibition. Make sure though that it’s something that will not bore you otherwise, it’s gonna be a complete waste of time.

Judge the book by its cover. Contrary to the usual, it’s not bad to internally think and judge some design rollouts. Maybe the poster you’re passing through everytime you go to a lecture or work doesn’t look good. Does it really communicate well?
What about the business cards that people give you? Are they informative enough? Collect those typeset from the magazine – is the alignment of this and that effective? Soon enough, you’ll realise that really, saying comments about something can help you improve. But please, please, please, do not offend anyone when critiquing their work.

These are just some of the things that I could say for this moment.
It is fun to go to a design school especially if you know that by heart, it is something you want to do for the rest of your life.

Ciao!