“If you can tell me who your heroes are, I can tell you how you are going to turn out. It is really important to have the right heroes.” – Warren Buffet. Many people are looking for heroes in wrong places, and misunderstanding the term hero itself. Strength, bravery, courage, and honesty are the things most people think when the name hero pops. Doing a brave task, being a doctor, being a rich person, or even having a certain name does not make you a hero. It is very hard to describe a hero but a simple description of a true hero is a person that is being true to himself, does things that has to be done no matter what the circumstances are, never afraid to do what is right, and gives the best sincerely. In my point of view, true heroes exist in our world, and they are needed to protect us from the society we are living in and ourselves.
Have you ever thought about what makes a hero a hero? Usually pictured as strong, muscular men in tights, heroes are not that at all.. Women or tiny, scrawny people can be heroes. Fighting crime like policemen is not what heroes are limited to; they are much more. Heroism is ordinary people doing extraordinary actions, people who follow their hearts in order to do good, but they are not always popular.
Heroes put others before themselves and will do anything to ensure that thing’s safety. Many people have either risked their lives or have loss their lives due to trying to save others. An example of this would be the man in the red bandana or Welles Crowther. Crowther was working in the twin towers as planes were crashing into them. Crowther could have ran away from the other people when the planes hit, but he chose not to spare himself, but to save others and sacrifice his own life.
Many things go into being a hero but a hero is not always someone that wears a cape. People need heroes because heroes inspire us to become better people. Heroes set a good example for us and greatly affect our future. Some important traits of a hero are leaders who put others first and people who display patience. Heroes during the American Revolution enabled the United States to win its independence.
Scientists who spend years of their lives trying to find cures for diseases. The teenager who says no to crack. The inner-city kid who works at McDonald’s instead of selling drugs.” This shows that heroes are people who care for other people and does what is necessary to make everyone well, if it means not making much money.
Heroes in our society are revered and respected as Joseph Campbell reminds us: “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself” (Joseph Campbell). Heroes exist in all societies and throughout history. Maybe they are not always on the news or from the movies, but their words and their actions never fail to resonate across their feats. A hero gives of himself and dedicates himself to causes which better others and their society unlike individuals who are self serving, greedy, and cruel.
Hero’s are everywhere in this world sometimes they're around you other times they are far away, but everyone has a different hero. When we see a hero most people look up to that person because they know that they have done something good for someone. A hero’s place in society can be all over the world due to their different senses, but most of them will know when something bad is going to happen or when they know that you will need their help to fight mankind. A hero is someone that you look up too because you know that they do the right thing.
Romain Rolland once said: “A hero is a man who does what he can.” Everyday you might pass a hero walking down the street and you may not realize it; a hero can be anyone of any age, race, or gender. The true definition of a hero is being ready and willing to fight for others, and having courage by showing determination and exceeding expectations; not having powers with a cape, good lucks, and muscles. Heroes are willing to fight for strangers despite the risk it can have. Putting others before yourself has a big role of being a hero.
The first thing that comes to mind when hearing the word 'hero ', is comic books, avengers, justice league, super villains etc. Physically, they are usually tall, big, and super strong. On the mental side, they are described as someone who is brave, courageous, determined and are willing to help others and even risk their lives by taking sacrifices. All in all, a hero as seen by many, is portrayed as someone who represents the best qualities of ourselves. However, for someone to be considered a hero, they don 't necessarily need to have all of these qualities as described above.
Philip Zimbardo once stated, “I'm saying to be a hero it means you step across the line and are willing to make a sacrifice, so heroes always are making a sacrifice. Heroes always take a risk. Heroes always deviant. Heroes are always doing something that most people don't and we want to change.” I completely agree with what Mr. Zimbardo said, A hero is someone who will always be willing to make a sacrifice for the greater good.
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” (Joseph Campbell). Heroes dedicate their lives to contribute to the general welfare of society. Most of the time, the obstacle seems to big for them to handle, but they overcome it in the end. A hero can be anyone in the world.
“I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it's a verb.” We often think of heroes as people, but heroes could be anyone, we just have to do something. Being a hero doesn't mean you have physical strength, but it means you have to be willing to put others before you. Heroes don't hesitate to take action, they overcome their fear and/or speak out for what they believe in, even if it means saving 1 or 2 lives. Heroes are people who aid others without any hesitation.
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” (Joseph Campbell). Heroes dedicate their lives to contribute to the general welfare of society. Most of the time, the obstacle seems too great for them to deal with, but they overcome it in the end. A hero can be anyone in the world.
However, heroism can take place in our everyday lives by simple brave actions. A hero has many noble qualities such as courage, humility, patience, being selfless and caring. They will put other people before themselves and make sure others are content. Heros are also intelligent and like to think ahead to plan on a good result.
Also, Christopher Reeve said, “ A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to preserve and endure in overwhelming obstacles.” Which shows that any normal person can show and be a hero, it is about the strength and willingness to help others. Bob Riley once said, “ Hard times