Also not trying to be someone else because a hero knows they can’t be anybody else they can only be themself. The idea is a hero is not a person who has super power but is a regular person like you and me, and they know who they are and are proud of them
Though it isn't really glorious to be a hero is it? Looking back on the myths a hero did not have it easy. They faced a lot of tough challenges and had to sacrifice many things to gain their status. Also look at one Hero that is highly idolized and used to day, the American solider. Little kids dream of being them and do pretend battles while lacking to see the true meaning behind them.
I never really had a hero that I looked up or wanted to be like. Of course I have people in my life who I would consider “good people” but never anyone I would consider my hero. It took me some time but I have come to the realization that I have been my own personal hero all along. I have conquered all the battles and war life have thrown at me and I do know that there will be more for me to overcome. Although, this time I am ready like never before because I know that I have to save myself.
Surely when you close your eyes, a person, maybe two pop up in your head when you think the word ‘hero’. For me, these qualities allow the perfect human being to endure multiple tribulations. Let me explain. A hero must be god-like. Now, this does not necessarily mean he must be part god.
What is a hero? That is a question that a lot of people have been asking each other. I think a hero is a person that does something honorable or even picks up something a person dropped on the ground or holds the door open for another person. There are many different kinds of heros in the world. To some people a hero is from a comic book.
When you hear the term “Hero”, you often imagine a person with a cape flying across town, a person with superpowers fighting unusual looking monsters to help keep your community safe. As a child or even at an older age, you’re asked about one person that you admire. You may look up to that particular person because of the journey they have decided to take. You follow in their footsteps, because they’ve showed you who they were, who they wanted to become, and who they became. I never considered myself a hero, but Joseph Campbell would have said otherwise.
The little girl is crawling out into the street, and a city bus is coming toward her and isn’t slowing down. A man runs out in front of the bus and grabs the little girl, when he could have run out of the way of the bus, just in time. That man is a hero. While everyone has their own opinion of a what a hero is, and is not, they all think similarly. They could all provide an example of a hero in their eyes.
As I shifted the ball into my hands I shifted my feet into position and gunned it towards my coach. Right in the chest, a near perfect throw. The rest of the practice went on after that and we went to hitting. I’d been a little rusty since my last at-bats. When the ball came in I felt the breeze my bat gave off as I swung my bat and connected with the ball.
I had come up against something that I wasn’t good at, and it angered me. Everyday after practice for the next week or two was no different. I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t getting better and what the point of all this suffering was. One night after an especially hard workout I had a talk with my dad, who was an exceptional baseball player in his day. I asked him what I need to do to get better.
Not everyone can be a hero, if this was false the word hero would hold little meaning, a hero is something special, something out of the ordinary. But back to my original question, why isn't everyone a hero? This leads to my topic, which is about what stops people from being heroes, which includes our moral choices, circumstances and ability to sacrifice. Specifically, I want to discuss what makes a hero, but more importantly why most people are unable to become heroes. The first thing which I believe makes a hero and at the same time destroys potential heroes is the simple fact that heroes consistently choose to be good, and through their goodness they inspire others to become better.