about the list from the 100 most influential people..here are my comments
As you all know Times relesead the list of the 100 most influential people and what a crazy list...here are some of my obsevations ;-(
I am not sure on what makes a person “most Influential”. To include famous people simply for being famous is sad really. Where is the influence? Perhaps we need to redefine the word influence to mean “most popular”, or “most website hits”
I am sad that Roger Federer did not make the cut this year. His foundation is doing wonderful things in South Africa, he has participated in many charity events including Tsunami relief etc.. He excels at his chosen sport every year, and does so with grace, honour and dignity. He has never been involved in any scandals, crashed any cars, or had a string of models on his arm. He is number one in the tennis world for a reason-he plays great tennis, however, he is number one in millions of hearts because he is someone we should all look up to and admire. I am disappointed he didnt make the list. You should be to.
Two extremely influential people that were left off their list:
Tiger Woods, who has done more for disadvantaged youth through his Tiger Woods Foundation than anyone in Pro Sports and…
Jared Diamond who has been extremely influential in portraying the history of mankind, and the possible roots of our demise in his two watershead books, “Guns, Germs & Steel” and “Collapse.”
I’m really hoping that this list was a joke, or maybe there was some sort of system glitch!