Ten Important People

Ten Important People

by Adam Goodwin | 2013

Ten Important People

Who are ten important people in the area of ethically and positively changing the world?

With the recent announcement of the Nobel Peace Prize, and some of the related backlash, I have been reading about some of the individuals who have, are, and will change the world.

A Point

Just a quick disclaimer.  I think every living, breathing human with a heart-beat does and can change the world.  99% of the human nation is making positive, ethical change in the world.  This is a strong belief.

This list is some of my favorites.  They are no particular order.

(1) Family

Family is such a cornerstone, and integral part of my foundation.

(2) Friends

A support network, a source of fun, perspective, energizing, and more.

(3) Volunteers

Thank you for being the phrase: “Others above self” in action.  Thank you for bringing this phrase to life.

(4) Service Workers

The men and women who pick up our garbage, clean our roads and sidewalks, wash our windows, and help keep our homes, neighbourhoods, and communities clean and tidy, you do not go unnoticed.

(5) Media Personalities

I give media a very hard time.  Especially, lately with their nonsense and non-stop coverage of ‘news’ such as the Toronto Mayor Ford stories.  However, they do a very important job, and put their lives at risk to help keep people, groups, businesses, and governments accountable and honest.

(6) Teachers

If it was up to me, these individuals would be the highest paid indiviudals in the world.  Thank you to all my previous formal teachers and all my current informal teachers.

(7) Emergency Personnel

Since starting my new job in the United Kingdom, I have had to interact with emergency personnel.  Not just for being there for my work life, but also all the other times I require your services.  Thank you.

(8) Mentors and Coaches

Only after you have been coached and/or mentored do you realize the importance of their lessons, advice, and listening.  Thank you.

(9) Learners

Thank you to all the individuals in the world who are constantly trying to learn something new each and every day.  I may have never met you, but thank you for trying to broaden your perspectives, opinions, and understanding of the world.  You may not impact me directly today, but your willingness to try new things, will greatly impact the world.

(10) Special Friends

Need no, to little, explanation. 🙂

A Call To Action

Who are ten important people in your life?  Do they know it?  If not, let them know.  Want to share your ten (or one)?  Comment below or connect on social media!


These are one person’s thoughts and opinions.  I welcome and strive to get your feedback and own thoughts. Feel free to comment below or connect with me via social media.

Adam Goodwin is a Canadian working in the United Kingdom, and is a proud shameless idealist. His parents currently work in Cairo, Egypt. He has siblings and distant family in Canada and around the rainbow nation’s only home. Follow his year+ overseas on Twitter (@adam13goodwin) and on this blog


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