I can’t just boil it down to one, but here they are.
1. My old high school bully and her older sister. I do not ever want to be as rude, unemphatic, cruel, inconsiderate, condescending, bad-tempered, discouraging, and territorial like those two are, especially the former, who never returned my friendship and kindness by scolding me for the dumbest of reasons, only caused pain, frustration, and anger, and was never sorry for hurting me. And of course her older sister, for thinking that her younger sister never did anything to me and just regarded me as a petty kid, I never want to be as ignorant as her.
2. My former adopted sister/cousin. I never want to be as nosey nor possessive nor treacherous nor cowardly nor manipulative like her back then, especially when she states that people say shit about me, when she told my mom that I talk to myself as if it were a bad thing, and when she wants to have me as her bodyguard. Granted she’s doing much better in her life, but the memories of having her do and say all of that were very upsetting to the point where I could never achieve anything higher because of her trying to get me into trouble so that I could spend more time with her and my family. With us parting and with that said, I still hope she does find her own way in life.
3. My friends and family. Sure there are some members who stand out more than the others but in general, they see me for who I am, and I am blessed by how unique they are. They have their own unique quirks, tragic flaws, and own brilliance. Some of them were former bullies, who have actually changed for the better and were generally much kinder and more mature than what they used to be. Others are family members and friends who still don’t know what they want with their lives, yet a fair amount of them see how much I’ve done to strive to get what I want and are in turn rather inspired. On top of that, their mistakes also inspire me to not make the same as them and find my own path to fulfillment. Much acknowledgment has to go to my parents who did their absolute best to put me on the right track, while at the same time, I learned from their mistakes, thus making me a much better person and I am very grateful they raised me and my younger siblings well.
4. All of my beloved fellow reviewers, actors, singers, voice actors, filmmakers, writers, and in general, artists. They are all the reasons why I love what I love and why I maintain my passion for reviewing installments in either music or animation. I do not ever want to let them down and I will always find something from them, which inspire and enlighten me.
5. All of my teachers from grade school until now. As an aspiring English teacher, I have learned so much from them. Granted, when I was still a very young boy, I was not the most ideally teachable nor angelic person, even though I was reasonably smart for my age. Each of them has acknowledged who I am and as I grew and grew, they saw loads of potential and have done their damnedest to put me on the right track. On top of that, through them, I always have to remind myself never to let myself down.
6. Finally, myself. I know that sounds egotistical but this is my life, my path, and my hopes, dreams, and ambitions and I’m not pussyfooting around here. I know exactly what I want, what will always make me happy, and I can always give myself a greater boost of self-esteem. I do not ever want to fail myself as a reviewer, an actor, a singer, a voice actor, and a person. I have to always be the much better person than I was years ago and I always have to make healthy and long-lasting relationships.