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9 Ordinary People Who Changed History [Pic+]

The positive side of humanity

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Hits: 5419 | Favorites: 1 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.5 | Category: Lifestyle | Date: 01/12/2014
 
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papajon0s1
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 579 Posts
Monday, January 13, 2014 10:55:11 AM
A lot of death and destruction came from many of these. I am not sure I'd use the word "positive".

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26203 Posts
Monday, January 13, 2014 10:49:59 AM
Well, Rosa Parks was one of many who pulled that "stunt" in a deliberate attempt at getting arrested. She didn't just do it "on a whim" or something, she was coached and prepared for the task.
She`s nonetheless a hero! Don`t get me wrong!

Candy Lightner = hero!

Rowling? Willis? White? Not heroes. Just ordinary good folk.

Ledbetter? Give me a break. Just another greedy person with a pack of lawyers...

AvatarJohn
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 1017 Posts
Monday, January 13, 2014 8:35:03 AM
That got stupid in a hurry:

Ryan White - representing 0.01% of AIDS victims. Becomes poster boy for a disease that is 99%+ spread by intentional risky behavior.

Lilly Ledbetter - Failed to prove her case and lost in court. Leads to a law that severely punishes companies that hire females, leading to the lowest female workforce participation rate in decades.

Andrew155
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2564 Posts
Monday, January 13, 2014 8:21:25 AM
Snowden hasn't changed history one bit. All he`s done is the equivalent to fleeing to Nazi Germany in the 1930s to avoid Western (not just our country, but pretty much all of them) prosecution.

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Monday, January 13, 2014 7:45:20 AM
Isn't everyone ordinary until they change history?

JK Rowling has no business on this list. In another few years no one will know who she is.

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