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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2019, 08:47:17 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.

It wasn't an open choice. Every country had the same 20 men and 20 women to choose from based on world wide nominations

5 locally popular men & women were added to each individual country. (Clint Eastwood, The Rock, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders & Will Smith are apparently more popular than any US sportsman)

The 25 men and 25 women listed on the US list are the only names voters could choose from.



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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2019, 09:26:16 PM »
Right. So when broken out by country  this is not a list of the most admired in the US or any country but maybe collectively in the world


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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2019, 06:36:52 AM »
Oprah I dont agree with but can understand.

I will never understand what people admire about Oprah. She's just a daytime TV talk show host who pitches a lot of woo. For all the conspicuous optimism and altruism of her onscreen persona, her show often resorts to cheap sensationalism and exploitation.

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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2019, 06:44:49 AM »
Oprah I dont agree with but can understand.

I will never understand what people admire about Oprah. She's just a daytime TV talk show host who pitches a lot of woo. For all the conspicuous optimism and altruism of her onscreen persona, her show often resorts to cheap sensationalism and exploitation.
Her life story and level of success are inspirational to millions and most people dont care about woo.

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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2019, 01:38:49 PM »
Oprah I dont agree with but can understand.

I will never understand what people admire about Oprah. She's just a daytime TV talk show host who pitches a lot of woo. For all the conspicuous optimism and altruism of her onscreen persona, her show often resorts to cheap sensationalism and exploitation.

She hasn't done a daytime talk show for years.
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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2019, 02:48:36 PM »
Her life story and level of success are inspirational to millions and most people dont care about woo.

Lots of people come up from poverty and become rich. That alone doesn't warrant admiration in my opinion.

People have actually died as a direct result of the harmful bullshit that Oprah promotes.
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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2019, 02:49:39 PM »
Lots of people come up from poverty and become rich. That doesn't warrant admiration in my opinion.

People have actually died as a direct result of the harmful bullshit that Oprah promotes.
I agree with you. Im just saying I understand her presence on the list.

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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2019, 02:50:11 PM »
I still don't.

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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2019, 03:04:25 PM »
meh, Its a list from a marketing firm, not something I'd really put a lot of stock in. No prizes are given for first.

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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2019, 07:43:23 AM »
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.

Agreed. And why is Xi Jinping on that list? I don't think he is admirable at all.
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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2019, 09:20:30 AM »
Agreed. And why is Xi Jinping on that list? I don't think he is admirable at all.

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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2019, 08:22:38 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.

Agreed. And why is Xi Jinping on that list? I don't think he is admirable at all.
I dont think so either but I understand that people are vulnerable to propaganda.
On its face, his story is an inspirational one

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Re: The world's most admired men and women
« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2019, 04:43:01 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.

Agreed. And why is Xi Jinping on that list? I don't think he is admirable at all.
I dont think so either but I understand that people are vulnerable to propaganda.
On its face, his story is an inspirational one

In what way? If he was a democratic reformer, sure. But he is making China even more authoritarian.
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