A Real Hero's Impact

Simon Kellman

Introduction

A True Hero



Simon Kellman

Period: 7 Writing

Hero Essay




When people think of heroes, their minds immediately go to plucky people saving innocent people's lives, or a militant. Although these figures can be heroes, the common thought of what a hero is is incorrect. The dictionary suggests that a hero is a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. This utterly incorrect. The emphasis on men is slightly sexiest. Men or women can obviously be heroes. A hero doesn't have to have outstanding achievements either. A hero is really anyone that provides inspiration to somebody who uses the inspiration to live their life in a more meaningful way.

A hero is a pastor who provides inspiration and philosophy in order to make people live their life in a better way. Imagine a church with no paster. This church, having no teacher, lacks inspiration and philosophy. Then a pastor finally comes and inspires them to live their life in a meaningful way. That's a hero. Consider a little boy who's father died. He is struggling to keep up with life, until he reads all about Pelé and is relieved when playing soccer like Pelé. Pelé provided inspiration and made his life better. He is the boy's hero. Would a rabbi who saved the purpose of somebody's life not be considered a hero? Many people in this world struggle to find purpose or need more purpose and happiness in their life. If someone does anything to help anyone gain happiness, meaning, or philosophy in their life, they are a hero. Sadly, these heroes are sometimes invisible because their acts of selflessness are rather indirect. When the public thinks of hero, they think of bravery because bravery is bold and direct. Heroism can be direct or indirect, because both can make somebody's life better. As I said, society is blind. Society doesn't see the indirect, commonly more important acts of heroism. Society needs to realize that people's lives are fueled by inspiration and motivation. It is those who provide these critical things who are the heroes.

Heroism is when someone sacrifices something important to them for the greater good of others. A surgeon has many patients. She has to wake up at three AM sometimes to perform on someone in desperate need of surgery. This has ruined her sleeping habits, negatively affected her family, and been frustrating in general to have to wake up under pressure. She makes these sacrifices for the desperate people. She has saved many lives throughout her past. This surgeon provides lots inspiration to her kids and others who know her. She is a hero to them. These people that are inspired by her feed off her selfless acts to be motivated. Her kids are motivated to try extremely hard in school because it takes a lot of knowledge to become a surgeon. They want to be like her because it is her who treats others how she would want to be treated. Many people are inspired by her to try and do things outside of their comfort zone for the good of others. People must be inspired by others to live their life. People like this surgeon are heroes to others because of how what they do makes others lives more meaningful.

As one can clearly tell, the surgeon and the pastor positively affect the way multiple people live their lives. Anyone that significantly positively effects the purpose and meaning of someone's life is a hero. A pastor that saves a church's philosophic beliefs or a surgeon that inspires others are both positively affecting the way someone lives their life, so they are heroes. Do you have a hero? Do you have someone that positively affects the your life? If you do, thank them. Make yourself a hero. In the end, a hero is simply someone that helps someone else's life.

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Saving a Nation




Simon Kellman

Period: 7 Writing

Mr. Papahronis

02-29-16


An inspiration, a leader, a hero. Nelson Mandela was brilliant. A hero is anyone that provides inspiration to live someone’s life in a more meaningful way. Nelson Mandela is my untouchable hero. He moved South Africa from rock bottom to the top. He provided inspirational philosophy for an entire nation. In a time of extreme racism, Mandela saved the country with his non-violent ways, even though he was held back by twenty seven years in prison. Nelson Mandela is a hero due to his critical philosophy that inspired many to save the country without violence.


Mandela provided inspiration for a country that was desperate for it in dark times. He was held in prison on a small island off the coast of South Africa for twenty seven years. This Island is called Robin Island. Many South African’s were being held in prison there at the time. Black citizens of his country, South Africa, were being discriminated against. Eventually, it got so chaotic that black people were attacking other black people according to ic.galegroups.com. Somehow, Mandela still managed to fix the country without tempting violence. Obviously, violence was tempting because of the insanely awful acts that whites did to the blacks. White police were constantly killing and severely injuring black people. It is absolutely incredible that Mandela was able to maintain his composure and turn it into a less physical situation. This displays how held back Mandela was, yet still able to make such an enormous difference. His ways clearly provide inspiration to many. A nation was moved with his sensational philosophy.


David Thoele, my personal hero, and Nelson Mandela, my untouchable hero, both provide and provided inspiration. David Thoele is a brain surgeon. He helps the lives of others with not only surgery, but also love. He was my church mentor for confirmation. Although David has positively impacted many people’s lives and inspired people he knows, it was Mandela who is a hero to an entire country. Both of them sacrificed time and effort for the good of others. Both follow the importance of not just believing in something, but also displaying it in their daily lives. Mandela was a human rights activist. David is a brain surgeon. Nelson Mandela and David Thoele are both heroes because of the incredible things they commonly do (and did) to inspire others.


David Thoele and Nelson Mandela have plenty in common. David Thoele is a surgeon who shows people that sacrifices must be performed to help others at times, when Mandela displays the same thing. He sacrificed twenty seven years of his life for human rights in his country. Both have greatly impacted the world, and both are inspiring people like me everyday.

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