October 7, 1996
What is a hero? Does one have to have superpowers, special abilities or
incredible talent to be considered one? Well, some of us seem to think so.
Then there is the everyday teacher or local figure that is considered a hero to
selected individuals in their community. To me a hero has to have a few
selected qualities, and I haven't met anyone who can fulfill all three.
First, a hero must be good at heart. A hero has to know how to give and
take accordingly. When he/she is needed to make a great sacrifice to help the
community, their closest friends, or even their greatest enemies, they need to
know that it is okay to make that sacrifice and know they did the right thing.
That person also needs to go out and make a difference in their community and
not need any more motivation than the good feeling they feel when they've made a
positive impact on the few people they met with and helped. A person that is to
be considered a hero must be naturally good and work for good and be there when
they are needed most. They should not have to feel guilty about the negative
effects of something they have done if the good it causes out weighs the bad.
Honesty is a good trait to have if you want to be a hero. A hero needs
to be honest with the public so that he/she will get the public's support to
retain that hero status among them, and possibly gain that status with more
individuals. Being honest is a quality that is never usually overlooked in
naming someone a hero. This includes being honest with one's self. Honesty
with yourself is a very important virtue. It is hard to get through life,
especially as a hero, lying or fooling yourself into believing something about
yourself or others that you really know is not true. For example; you are seen
as a hero to many people, but you know that you did something to wrong many of
your followers to better yourself. Even though... [continues]
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