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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 06:41:31 PM »
Why is she so admired?

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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 06:50:48 PM »
Didn't drone strike any rescue workers, I guess. Or spread harmful pseudoscience to millions.

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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 08:47:16 PM »
and Donald Trump is President of the United States.

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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2019, 09:44:02 PM »
Kind of depressing, really. Except for Michelle Obama. I admire her.
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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2019, 10:14:02 PM »
The list just shows how meaningless "most admired" is.
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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2019, 01:06:26 AM »
Indeed, but Bill Gates has at least done quite a lot to make up for his ruthless corporate practices. A rarity among billionaires.

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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2019, 03:20:26 PM »
Aside from a few exceptions, I find that list depressing.


Indeed, but Bill Gates has at least done quite a lot to make up for his ruthless corporate practices. A rarity among billionaires.

Agreed. A little over a decade ago I used to despise the guy for the damage he did to small business owners, independent developers, software patenting and licensing practices, and the open source community. But since then he seems to have turned over a new leaf and almost totally redeemed himself through his excellent work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Steve Ballmer, on the other hand, is still probably still the same self-centered, conniving and bombastic jerk that he's always been.

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Re: The world's most admired men and women
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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2019, 04:02:37 PM »
Why is she so admired?

Why not?
Why not someone else?

She's smart, articulate, outspoken, and has her head on the right way. Of course, you don't get to be "most admired" unless a hell of a lot of people know who you are. 99.999999999% of the people doing the most good in the world are not in the public eye so don't get the votes.

The stupid thing about that list is that fame is more important than character and achievement. But I do think that Michelle Obama deserves to be on the list. She is one of the very few people who is both famous and worthy.
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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2019, 05:02:31 PM »
She's alright, I guess. But what has she actually done that's so admirable?

I'm frankly disappointed that people like Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Queen Elizabeth, Melania Trump, or Oprah even made the list at all.
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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2019, 05:33:41 PM »
She's alright, I guess. But what has she actually done that's so admirable?

I'm frankly disappointed that people like Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Queen Elizabeth, Melania Trump, or Oprah even made the list at all.
Oprah I dont agree with but can understand.
Michelle Obama makes very little sense to me. She is...fine...I guess? Better than Barrack maybe?

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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2019, 06:09:54 PM »
Gates makes perfect sense to me and well justified.

Jackie Chan through me off but when I looked him up I see he has done much more philanthropy than I realized and is probably admired in large numbers in China.

He is the only "entertainer" on the mens side unless you count Trump and the Pope.

Trump does not surprise me at all.

Michelle Obama makes sense to me too, she seems to have become a symbol for equality among women.
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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2019, 06:45:33 PM »
You can sort the lists by country.

Barack Obama is ahead of Bill Gates in most western countries (Europe, Americas & Australia), but behind in most Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia), Asian and Middle East Countries.

Angelina Jolie seems to be the most admired women in the Middle East.

It is fairly damning that no Aussie male left-wing politician made the Aussie list  ??? and as a Labor voter I am not surprised. I am surprised that some of the current Aussie female Labor pollies didn't make the list. Like Tanya Plibersek or Penny Wong.

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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2019, 08:25:02 PM »
I'm pretty skeptical about this list.

Two soccer players (Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo) make the US list but not a single Football player (Tom Brady? Payton Manning?), Baseball player or Basketball player is on the US list.

Based on their methodology I am also skeptical that Indian actors and politicians, and other foreign politicians are even known to a significant number of Americans, much less most admired.

and Donald Trump is President of the United States.

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