Definition Essay On My Hero

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Joseph Campbell once said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Different people have different ideas about what defines a hero because everyone has their own hero. A hero to me is someone who fights for what they believe in against all odds and at any cost. This definition of a hero is true because of how people get to be heroes, the positive impact heroes make on people’s lives, and my hero’s part in my life. The way in which people get to be heroes is one reason why this definition of a hero is correct. Heroes begin as just normal people. They can become popular or famous, but they don’t start out that way. A normal person becomes a hero when they inspire someone else with their words, actions,…show more content…
My hero is Mother Teresa because she devoted her whole life to help those in need, even though she was often poor and hungry. She is a hero because she gave everything she had to help those who were ignored and outcast by society, simply because it was what she believed God was calling her to do. She is my hero because, while she has not directly influenced my life, she serves as a reminder to me that no matter what I’m going through there is always someone who is worse off. She is one of the main reasons why I started raising money for different charities, making blankets for veterans, conducting shoe drives for a rescue mission, and working in a soup kitchen. My definition of a hero is accurate because of how people become heroes, the positive impact they have on people, and my hero’s effect on my life. While not all heroes are famous for their acts, they deserve to be acknowledged by those who look up to them. As Mother Teresa once said, “One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” While she will never know how she has influenced me, I hope that she died peacefully with the knowledge that she was a hero to those that she helped, and even those she never

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