Most Admired

Gallup recently announced its list of the most admired man and woman in 2005. Here is the list of the men in ranked order:

  1. George W. Bush
  2. Bill Clinton
  3. Jimmy Carter
  4. Pope Benedict XVI
  5. Bill Gates
  6. Rev. Billy Graham
  7. Nelson Mandela
  8. Colin Powell
  9. Dalai Lama
  10. John McCain
  11. Bono
  12. Tony Blair
  13. Gordon B. Hinckley
  14. George H.W. Bush
  15. John Kerry
  16. Rudolph Giuliani
  17. John Edwards
  18. Mel Gibson
  19. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  20. Donald Trump
  21. Kofi Annan
  22. Pope John Paul II
  23. Ronald Reagan

Now granted, it is not easy to think about the people that you admire most. I thought about it for a while and invariably I kept thinking about the people who have had a significant and positive impact on my life: my wife, my children, teachers, pastors, friends. And then I thought about the people who have had a significant and positive impact on a broader scale.

For some odd reason, the Terminator and the Donald did not make my list.

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