We usually use a fictional character, a historical figure, or a contemporary person when we talk about heroes.
What makes someone a hero?
Heroes do not need to fly or shoot lasers from their eyes. They do not need super strength or super speed to be there with someone when they need him. Heroes are many, different shapes, different sizes, but not all of them have flowing capes and tight pants.
A hero is also someone who knows what matters in life and doesn’t let that slip through their fingers. A hero is someone who is resolute to do the right thing and make sure others are doing the right thing. They are determined to reach a goal that they set for themselves, and they encourage others along the way.
According to a dictionary the definition of a hero is “A person who is admired for his achievements or qualities.” The word ‘admired’ bothers me as a true hero does not desire admiration, fortune, or fame. As divulged heroes don’t have to have a fantastical power or ridiculous costumes, they just need to venture what’s right, to be the hero, shining and shine in the hearts.
I asked my hero once, “If you had the chance to become a super hero as in comics, would you like to be one?”
He replied, “Why would I do that? Life still goes fine.”
Every kid dreams of being a super hero, dreams of having powers, dreams of saving people. But no kid thinks about what it’s like when you are a hero and you are not saving people.
The truth is, nothing much changes.
You still hurt.
You still love.
You still hope and wish and fear things.
And you still need people to help you with all of it.
In some ways that’s the best part. :)
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