From Lawyer to Baker
Explore this website in order to better understand my heroes, and what a true hero is.
Someone without a cape.
Hero. “A person, typically a man who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities,” Dictionary.com. Depict a hero. A strong, brave person with a coordinated cape and logo soaring through 2D, lifeless paper. A superhero, the icon of most of our childhoods. The harsh reality of this compelling character is just that. A character. A true hero on the other hand, is an everyday person. Someone who isn’t necessarily a man with exceptional strength, a cape and a logo. A true hero is someone who persevered through an exhausting, relentless experience and was made better for it, and guides you to be the best version of yourself.
A hero is someone who fought through life with cancer, and eventually beat it for the better. Imagine your next door neighbor going from the awesome person you knew to a medically consumed individual pushing for life for one more day. Consider the hours of treatment, and long painful nights sitting in a hospital bed. Envision being in a constant battle where the outcome is a roll of a dice. What if however, she won the battle. After fighting through hard years of treatment to get to the place where she can be labeled “healthy.” That’s a true hero. She fought long and hard for a small but big reward. She worked through it, and is better for it.
A hero is a teacher. A school teacher. A coach. A role model. This person wakes up every day with the intention of helping you learn and prosper. They plan lessons, activities, and devote their time to making sure you learn. If you do something wrong, they help you through it. If you aren't trying hard enough or think for once you aren't being challenged, they go above and beyond to make sure you are. They form connections with you, and know your skills. These are true heros. They go above and beyond for someone that just months before was a stranger. They do so just for your own benefit. Those acts of selflessness are what makes these teachers and coaches true heros.
Heros. They’re all around us. Not on our bookshelf, not in our imaginations, but in our hearts. Heroes are people with a kind heart. People that you see in your day to day life, and not necessarily think of as a hero. A hero is not someone with a glistening cape. A hero is someone very special. In my opinion heros are different for everyone. My personal hero is different from your hero and the person down the street’s hero. But it’s important to remember that we all have a hero.
Learning from my hero. Part 2
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