The Role Of Heroes In Tiger Woods

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A hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. According to this definition, I think it is fair to make a hero out of real person, even if some part`s of them aren’t really heroic.
The rise-and-fall of American athletic heroes is a well known cycle: Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, Ryan Lochte to name a few. These athletes have accomplished the extraordinary. Tiger Woods is one of the most successful golfers of all time winning the Masters with a record breaking score. Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France seven times in a row. Ryan Lochte, most recently in the news, is a twelve time Olympic Medalist. All of these men were seen as a “hero” at one time by the public for their achievements, medals and honors.
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They were dethroned. Woods was caught for cheating, Armstrong for taking performance enhancing drugs, and Lochte for drinking and vandalism at the Rio Olympics. These athletes and many other public figures have ruined their careers, lost sponsors and endorsements as well as millions of dollars. They are no longer considered heroes by society.
I don’t agree with “ripping” or “wiping” a hero of their hero title. You can take away a medal or an honor but you can not change the facs.They still accomplished what they did. They still put in the work, had the drive and dedication, and achieved what most people could never do. That makes them a standout. That makes them a hero. Not the bad things they did or the poor choices they make. After all, they are only human. Humans are known to make many mistakes and good people are supposed to be

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