Someone mentioned today that we have so many fallen heroes this year. This thought led to some deep reflection. Are these people real heroes, or are we putting them on a pedestal because they have the power that we choose to give them? To me, a real hero is someone that is doing magnificent actions in silence and does not need power. We usually realize their good deeds after they are long gone and in heaven where they belong.
We tend to idealize people that value materialistic things. Real heroes act from the heart, not because they have a certain position or money. Their good deeds are genuine and priceless. They don’t seek praise and they live a simplistic and quiet life.
Often, we justify bad behavior as being human. It is a fact that we all make mistakes. Repeating the same mistake is a habit. We can clearly see a pattern of behavior in those so-called “fallen heroes”.
If we look deep down, we will realize that we have power within us and we don’t need to venerate someone that later will shatter our reality and make us question everything else. The real hero is within us and it is up to us set it free.
We do heroic act each time we overcome a challenge, each time we bring light to someone in the dark, each time we lend a hand to someone in needs. With our good deeds, we can have a better world and each of us will have a place to shine.