Did any of you have a hero (other than your parents) when you were a child? Someone who you wanted to be like, or follow in their footsteps?
For me, it was Thomas Edison. I thought he was the coolest person to have ever walked the planet. He was a genius, and invented over a thousand different things, including the incandescant light bulb and phonograph. In grade school I read books about him. I wrote reports about him. I wanted to invent lots of stuff, but I've never really had the itch that can only be scratched by invention. Go figure. :)