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What is a True Hero?

What is a True Hero?

Hero. That word is used a lot in movies involving Superheroes. From Superman saving the day, to Batman protecting Gotham City, a hero is usually thought of as someone with incredible powers. What most people don't know is that a hero can be anyone who you look up to for his or her traits. It can be anyone who has the same interests as you. Heroes aren't just super humans. They are humans who you believe to be super in their traits. Dictionary.com defines a hero as a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. In my opinion, a hero is any person who has overcome challenges in tough times, who has the same traits as you, and who has likeable qualities. Heroes don't have to be men, like dictionary.com says. Heroes can be anyone.

A hero is someone who refuses to give up, even in tough times. Imagine an old man learning that his wife has just passed away. Consider how hard it would be to let her go after being with her for so many years. How could that man possibly live the rest of his life in grief? This man had to go through a lot to get over his wife's death, but he didn't do it alone. He was able to recover because of the help of his friends. They provided encouragement and guidance, and they helped him through his struggles. That gave him the encouragement to stay so positive about life, and it has made him very active in the world. He now attends church regularly, takes walks all the time, and is a very active member in Boy Scouts. He has been active for over 50 years. Accomplishing all these things after going through so much is what makes this man a hero.

A hero is someone who is respected by everyone because of his or her likeable qualities. Think about an old man taking walks through the forest, picking up litter as he goes on his way. Think about that same person attending church every single Sunday, even when it is cold or rainy. Imagine that man overcoming his grief over his wife that has passed, overcoming the suicidal thoughts that followed it, and striving to keep others safe so they can live longer, fuller lives. Consider how hard it must have been to get that call from the hospital saying that his wife had passed away. Think about how he overcame that. He decided he wanted to stay active in Boy Scouts so that he could teach young men how to survive in the wilderness, treat for first aid, and to tie knots. This kept him active and let him forget about how great it was when his wife was still alive. This man is an example of a hero because he is respected by everyone because of his likeable qualities.

Hero. That word may sound different now. It isn't just a superhero. It isn't just someone with impossible human qualities. It isn't just someone who saves cities on his or her own. A hero is someone who refuses to give up, even in the toughest of times. A hero is someone who is a friend based on his or her likable qualities. Heroes don't have to be super. Heroes can be anyone. You just need to stay with things and have likable qualities. Heroes don't just save lives. Heroes change lives.


(I was unfortunately unable to upload my video, but it was a how-to video on the clove hitch and the bowline knot.)

Haiku Poem

What is a hero?

Someone who never gives up

Helping others learn