As I read over the dictionary definition used in your More on Heroes post:
"A man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities"
I’d like to say… I beg to differ! Does a hero necessarily have to be a man? I think humans always seem to stereotype a hero to be a brave, strong, young man who always rescues people from fires.
But is this necessarily true? Aren’t women perfectly capable of being heroes too? Imagine if Rosa Parks hadn’t of stood up? How would our world differ from what it is today? After all, March is Women’s history month. I bet half of us realized this! What about kids and the elderly? Look at this grandmother. http://snipurl.com/1dfnm
Furthermore, who are we to give criteria for being a so-called, hero? In reality EVERYONE is a hero in some shape or form. Sure, maybe somebody else’s heroic act was more significant, but we still can’t say someone isn’t a hero. I would base my judgment of a hero on this definition:
"A person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal"
Here’s a good question: Is David Beckham a hero?
Well I know what you’re thinking: Some of you are saying absolutely whereas some of you are saying of course not! That’s where we all need to take notice. A hero is someone respected by people, no matter the deed, or even if people think otherwise. Ever heard the expression "You’re my hero!" Well next time take note of the word "my", because a hero is indeed a hero, no matter what.
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