Who Had the Biggest Impact on Your Life?

Discuss the June 2017 Book of the Month, Superhighway by Alex Fayman. Superhighway is the first book in the Superhighway Trilogy, so feel free to use this forum to discuss not only the first book but also the other books in the series.

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Who Had the Biggest Impact on Your Life?

Post by Amagine » 02 Jun 2017, 01:00

Even though Alexander Fine grows up in a foster home, he has a very close relationship with his foster mother. She nurtured, encouraged and loved him as if he were her own son. It is apparent that she helped shape his character and played a huge part in the man that he is today.

What kind of impact did your own mother have on your character or life? If not your mother, who played a huge role in your life? How did this person make a difference?
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Post by Janien van Rooyen » 02 Jun 2017, 02:34

Undoubtedly my father. He is an amazing man who has taught me how to always love, respect and forgive. I cant imagine ever not having him around to gove me a hug, advise or serious talk.
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Post by Riddhi Solanki » 02 Jun 2017, 05:50

For me they are my parents and the one whom i admire "my love" respecting them and their decisions made me able the person what I am today. Really thankful to see that they guys are always by my side. Respect, love.

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Post by kandscreeley » 02 Jun 2017, 08:12

That's a really good question. I didn't have a really close relationship with either of my parents. I was kind of self-sustaining from a pretty young age. I don't know that there was really anyone that stands out that was a big influence on me.
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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 03 Jun 2017, 12:08

My father played the biggest impact of my life. I admire him so much because he is a principled man.
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Post by csimmons032 » 03 Jun 2017, 12:32

My parents made the biggest impact in my life. Not only did they raise me well but they also were there through every moment when I was sick with Ulcerative Colitis throughout high school, and they have always been the ones to love me and encourage me. I don't think I would have been able to get through any of the things that I have without them.
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Post by Dr Saroj Kumar Sing » 03 Jun 2017, 12:42

I had been struggling since childhood and so I have got many lessons who had the biggest impact in my life.

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Post by Amagine » 04 Jun 2017, 20:58

My parents have had the biggest impact on my life. They have helped shape me into the person that I am today.
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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 04 Jun 2017, 22:28

Another person who left a mark in my memory and who has a big influence on me was my first boss. He enjoyed every single minute of his day despite challenges in life. He inculcated in me that life is not a problem to solve but a gift to enjoy.
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Post by Snowflake » 10 Jun 2017, 18:51

It would be hard not to say my parents had the biggest impact on my life but I have also had many "helpers" along the way including an awesome grade 2 and 3 teacher who just had so much compassion and love for her students. I remember her as one of the few people at school who really saw "me".
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Post by CatInTheHat » 11 Jun 2017, 08:10

I can't imagine growing up in an orphanage, with a smattering a foster homes in between but since Alex did, it makes sense that the "mom" of the orphanage influenced his life in a significant way. For me, it was definitely my parents in my early life, followed by my husband and children.
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Post by JanieReads » 15 Jun 2017, 10:20

My Dad for sure had the biggest impact on my life. He has always been my rock and given me security when I didn't have it anyplace else. I technically lived with my mother for my whole childhood, only seeing my dad every other weekend. But my mom was married five times and we moved around a lot. My dad staying in the same house, in the same place, and has been the same person that I've always been able to count on. I hope everyone has someone like him in their lives. I would like to say that my mom is a great person who did the best she could and loves me very much, but my dad had the biggest impact.
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Post by Rosemary Okoko » 22 Jun 2017, 10:37

My parents had the greatest impact on my life. They taught me to emulate them and be who i am today.

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Post by WestIndie001 » 22 Jun 2017, 17:42

The person who had the biggest impact in my life was my grandmother. She was strong for her old age, she had been through a lot of tragedies in her life, and she was probably the most loving person in my family. She took care of me and loved me even when I was a little brat.
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Post by TheSeelieCourtJester » 23 Jun 2017, 23:21

My parents probably had the most impact on my life. My mother had to work, so oftentimes she'd have to leave me and my brothers home. My father had to work a lot too, and since my brothers did things by themselves, I was pretty much alone all the time. Then, in my emotional teenage years, my parents and I didn't really get along that well, mostly because I felt like they weren't listening to me (which, in my adult years, I realize was the case). Even now, half the stuff I feel is probably because of them.
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