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Show Of Hands October 26th, 2012 12:00am

Other than with your family members, do you think your life will have a lasting impact?

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Burntwaffle VA Politics and Pie
10/30/12 6:38 pm

Lol my great-great-great grandpa owned a plantation with slaves in the 1800s. So now a major league baseball player has my last name. (At the time,slaves were given the last name of their owners)

Burntwaffle VA Politics and Pie
10/30/12 6:33 pm

Lol i'm 13 and i'm writing a book (i would tell u more but i don't have it copyrighted.)

kirksten Columbia, MO
10/30/12 2:52 pm

Yes, i hope. I'm going to be an occupational therapist and help people do the daily tasks that most take for granted.

thirteen District of Columbia
10/29/12 9:47 pm

Everything is interconnected, so everyone makes a lasting impact

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Dream Hogwarts
10/29/12 7:23 pm

Maybe, if I do end up being an author.

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Harrith2
10/29/12 6:49 am

You have to envy the optimism of the youth. Go get your dreams and don't let anything slow you down...

bop
10/29/12 6:20 am

Many people aren't even aware of their impact on others. For instance, I watched a guy save an old lady's life yesterday. Tat affected her, definitely, but also I and fellow onlookers. (I would have helped but he beat me there --- fine with me, I would have messed it up haha)

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bop
10/29/12 6:18 am

Half the people are deluded? No, I don't think so. People have out of family relationships. People think of excellent ideas and that changes something small but still makes a change. People can save others lives without even knowing if a person is suicidal and you're simply nice to them.

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webdrifter
10/29/12 4:24 am

SoH has a lot of members with huge ego's.

ishady 86451132020
10/29/12 2:18 am

I am like a fart in a hurricane. I will have no effect.

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kales Not Quite Boston
10/29/12 1:35 am

I don't know if I will, but I definitely hope to.

Destroyer Instillation 04
10/28/12 11:04 pm

Depends on what is meant by lasting. As a physical therapist, I would impact others lives. But I doubt I would leave any truly lasting reputation. I will, however, leave a legacy in my children. That would be a lasting impact.

Cocksure US Army Ranger
10/28/12 11:02 pm

according to this particular survey, half of the users of this app have illusions of grandeur, or delusions of mediocrity to be more precise.

bman4jets
10/28/12 7:27 pm

Depends on how you define lasting

jeffro02
10/28/12 12:14 pm

Lots of delusional people out there. While you will make an impact on the people around you, it will not be lasting on the population as a whole. How many people who died 100 years ago do we actually talk about? Very, very few.

dollyskid
10/28/12 11:23 am

people are in prison because of me, so yeah.

omniku dot com
10/28/12 10:54 am

Thousands of years from now, future historians will salvage the SOH comments board from the ruins of our civilization's data and each and every one of these comments will be as historically impactful as the Rosetta Stone. So if you chose "no" go back and change your answer to "yes".

omniku dot com
10/28/12 10:48 am

Shouldn't this say "family members and friends"?

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gramps
10/28/12 10:36 am

So you are 1 of Mitt's 47%, just like me!

Lumineer
10/28/12 10:16 am

In the end, nothing really lasts. This world will be burned by the inevitable explosion of the sun, or if something else gets us first. But, I still yearn for my existence to affect others. To be remembered. To have purpose. Even if I'm not some ridiculous celebrity, I hope I help someone

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Uberexciter Tennessee
10/28/12 4:32 am

This poll should be 100% "yes" then.

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Mrsbabyfat01
10/28/12 2:47 am

I ran a daycare so I say yes! I loved on those babies and toddlers and pre-teens!!:)

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FreeBird1
10/27/12 11:57 pm

Define lasting.

Define impact.

twotired
10/27/12 11:16 pm

I'm in retail management. I look at my job as more of a people developer than as a manager. Getting talented people in to positions where they succeed is an awesome feeling.


10/27/12 10:01 pm

All of these people may not know where the effect came from, and indeed someone else effected us to bring us to this point.

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10/27/12 9:59 pm

All you folks that say that these people think too much of themselves are looking at this in the wrong way. I don't think any of them believe that they are going to be remembered by name for all of time. Anyone who works with people will effect some of those people and they will effect other people

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SouthernG Man Cave
10/27/12 9:20 pm

I answered Tony's poll questions, therefore I had an impact.

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monkeyballs Cuba City
10/27/12 7:11 pm

I have a penis neither large or small but girthy. I have had sex with 4 ladies. I was good with 2 of them. I hope the men who are with the ones I was bad with appreciate they don't have to work as hard. To the others I am sorry I hope you make them squirt too.

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monkeyballs Cuba City
10/27/12 7:05 pm

There be a lot of assholes here who think they are way more important than they are

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10/27/12 6:54 pm

Who knows. I hope so even if I'm not remembered by name...a butterfly flaps its wing in Texas....

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dreamitliveit IDLH
10/27/12 6:49 pm

What does being Christian have to do with it?

robolds Initiative
10/27/12 6:17 pm

What exactly did he change? If I might ask.

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robolds Initiative
10/27/12 6:16 pm

Vanity would like to make me say yes. However, common sense tells me "yea right" !NO!

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vbelding
10/27/12 6:15 pm

Love this question

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danno9
10/27/12 5:57 pm

I would like to think the 20 years I served in the military and the hard work I did keeping the linear accelerators in the cancer center up and running helped some people out. Now I am a completely unproductive retired citizen living off the government and my IRA.

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MekaNeck Kansas City
10/27/12 5:53 pm

I'm a worker bee.

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siccmade Arlington tx
10/27/12 5:47 pm

I hope so, I try to make a positive impact through my actions & words.

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kytoaltoky
10/27/12 5:25 pm

I fart alot, so I'm probably adversely affecting weather patterns and sea levels!

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JDoe Its a gift
10/27/12 5:19 pm

10+ years of service work and community service, I really hope so. At least it's had a lasting impact on my,

MrWalrus Undergrid
10/27/12 4:50 pm

Positive or negative?

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stevetinfc Oregon
10/27/12 4:34 pm

This is a REALLY great question! Yet I have always framed this question differently. It's not "will my life have impact" ("about me" mindset), but rather "will I make a positive impact in the world" (external focus).

WanderLost over the rainbow
10/27/12 3:08 pm

We all can impact people hugely. Sometimes I'll be having a bad day and a compliment is all it takes I turn it around. It's so easy to do something nice for someone else and you never know what they could be going through. Who knows you might just save their life!

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