Heroes Questions For In-Depth Interview


These are thought provoking questions to ask the Heroes in your life.

1. What do you want out of life in ten words or less?

2. What is the dream or vision that sets the course of your life?

3. How important is it to stay focused on your primary goal?

4. Do you follow your hunches and intuition?

5. What specific philosophy or philosophies guide your life and decisions?

6. What is your perspective on goodness, ethics and moral behavior?

7. What place does the power of prayer have in your life?

8. What principles are you willing to sacrifice your life for?

9. Are your goals consistent with your beliefs?

10. Are your actions consistent with your beliefs?

11. Is it valuable to have highly charged emotions about achieving your goals?

12. Is it useful to take a positive view of setbacks, misfortunes and mistakes?

13. Is optimism valuable?

14. Do you maintain your sense of humor in the face of serious problems?

15. Do you invest time into daydreaming about what your life will be like when you attain your goals?

16. Do you feel it is important to make positive statements about yourself…the type of person you are and the your goals?

17. Do you take time out of your day to feed your subconscious positive thoughts about you, your goals and dreams?

18. Do you have the courage to pursue new ideas?

19. Were you willing to experience discomfort in the pursuit of your dream?

20. Is it beneficial to make decisions quickly?

21. Are you slow to revise or reverse an important decision?

22. How were you able to overcome your doubts and fears?

23. Do you readily forgive those who upset, offend and oppose you?

24. Do you experience service to others as a source of joy?

25. When was the lowest point in your life and how did you change your life path to one of victory over the obstacles you were facing at that time?

26. Was there anyone who helped give you the willpower to change things in you life for the better?

27. How important was it to believe your financial dreams would eventually become reality?

28. Why is it valuable to know exactly how much money you want to have in your bank account and when?

29. What is your definition of heroism?

30. Did you ever create a secret hero in your mind that helped you deal with life’s difficulties?

31. What were the qualities and attributes of your secret hero or your real life heroes when you were growing up?

32. Who are the HEROES in your life now?

33. How important is it to have trusted friends or a master mind group to bounce your ideas off?

34. How do they make a positive difference in your life?

35. Who do you feel are the real heroes in our society today that are not getting the recognition and rewards they deserve?

36. Why are HEROES so important in the lives of young people?

37. What are the things parents can do that will help their children realize they too can be HEROES and make a positive impact on the lives of others?

38. How do people become heroes?

39. How does it feel to be recognized as an Internet HERO?

40. Why do you think you were selected for this unique honor?

41. How will being recognized as an Internet HERO change your life?

42. How are you making the world a better place?

43. Do you have any good solutions to the problems facing society, especially racism, child and spousal abuse and violence among young people?

44. If you had three wishes for your life and the world, that would instantly come true, what would they be?

45. What do you think about the In Search Of Heroes Program and its impact on youth, parents and business people?


"Eulogy For Winifred Zuranski Who Died April 16, 2007 After Fighting Congestive Heart Failure For 3 Years" by Ralph Zuranski

What is appropriate to say about my mom after she dies and moves on to her great rewards in heaven. It is difficult to honor Winifred Zuranski as one of the major heroes in my life, who inspired me to create the “In Search Of Heroes Program” to encourage children to realize the true heroes are their parents and grandparents.

Words cannot express my gratitude and love. Her continued moral and financial support, encouragement and generosity over the last 60 years for her husband, three children, Denise, Sue and Ralph and three grandchildren, Tess, Tracy and Mikele, was simply amazing. After all, any woman that could stand being a good wife, caring mom and outstanding grandma for so many years deserves to go straight to heaven.

Winifred Zuranski passed away on April 16, 2007 at 5:12 PM. I had the unique opportunity to work with nurse Nancy, one of the dedicated hospice workers, to change her diaper, clean her body with a warm washcloth, and clear her mouth as much as possible of the mucous that streamed from her lungs in a never-ending flow.

Congestive heart failure, in its final stage is not a pretty sight. My mom did everything she could to survive as long as possible, but in the end, 90 years of living produced the final verdict… death by asphyxiation. She was a fighter and never gave up. Even in the end she struggled to take one last breath.

I would’ve bet dimes to dollars neither my dad or mom would live to see the new year…2007. Both my mom and dad went on hospice, about six months ago, because the doctor realized they were nearing the end of their lives. The emergency room doctors and nurses and hospice workers, chaplains, bath ladies and house cleaners have been a godsend. Their kind and compassionate care for my mom and dad in their final days has been exceptional. Their concern and support for my wife and myself has been priceless. “All the people involved with hospice are saints!!!!!!

Everyone who met Winifred loved her because she was always ready to listen and provide encouragement. She will be remembered by all as one of the special people you met who cheered your day and left you with a warm feeling in your heart.

We will all miss her but know her suffering is ended. Winnie is now in heaven enjoying her new glorified body with no pain or tears. She is waiting there to greet you when you arrive with a welcoming smile and a loving kiss on your cheek.

You are cordially invited to share one last champagne toast and light meal with her loving son Ralph William and beloved spouse Ralph Casmir Zuranski to celebrate her peaceful passing and final report card, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”