Who deserves the right to be called a hero? I have heard many stories of
people that have risen to a challenge to help someone in need. I do, however,
disagree with the media’s interpretation of heroism. The media is usually
uplifting a celebrity for an act of kindness, when there are so many others that
show sacrifice, perseverance and confidence on a daily basis. Just because a
person is famous, does not give them the right to be labeled a hero. I feel
celebrities and heroes are two different types of people.
Heroes should sacrifice the wants they have for themselves to help and be
there for others. Heroes are always willing to get out of their comfort zone when
they are needed. Even when they want to be selfish and have time for
themselves, they always put others first. They are admired by others for their
acts of kindness, not just admired because they are well-known celebrities and
doing a good deed. Some celebrities like Angelina Jolie, have used their wealth
as actors to help others by starting foundations. Other people like nurses help
people every day on their jobs, because they desire to help people even if they
don’t have wealth or fame.
Another quality a hero should have is perseverance. Even when heroes fail,
they are determined to achieve their goals with success. When they feel
defeated, they don’t give up. Having perseverance allows you to complete your
goals when the odds are thrown against you. Actors such as Christopher
Reeves, persevered in his acting career after his spinal injury from falling off a...
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