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.
I think the idea of someone being considered a hero depends on the person. I personally think people like doctors, firefighters, organ donors, and people who volunteer for charity are all heroes. Some can remain anonymous, some I believe deserves credit. Fortunately, not everyone lives a life where a “hero” would have to do something dramatic in order to “save” them. Some people live simple enough lives where a hero is just someone made them feel better like giving them a hug or buying them coffee.
Thanks for sharing your thought Melody. I agree with you and do believe that a hug, a smile, or buying a cup coffee can brighten someone’s life. Often, the simplest thing can have the greatest impact and lasting impression. Imagine how beautiful the world would be if each of us were doing those ordinary and simplest actions on a daily basis.
Well said, we each have the power to positively impact someone’s world. The world is full with angels and heroes.
Thanks for your feedback. If we only take the time to listen and be there for each other, that alone could make us an angel for a moment in someone’s life.
I feel like a hero can be anyone. And everyone has a different definition of what they consider a hero. Sometimes it is those that are put on a pedestal, but everyone idolizes them for their own unique reasons.
Thanks for your feedback, each of us can be a hero and reach out to others to brighten their days.
I totally hear you- everyday people should be celebrated for their simple acts of kindness and generosity. We all have the capacity to be someone’s hero. Definitely time to start emphasizing the power of seemingly small actions.
Exactly Lois, as we are approaching a new year, we can start anew, change our behaviors, and take little and positive actions to help each other. Thanks for your feedback.
This is such a beautiful way of thinking! I do believe the power is within is!
Kim, thank you for taking the time to read my post and comment. I hope you come back to visit my blog. Happy Holiday!!!
Thank you, Kim!
I love your statement about how the real hero is within us. This is so true!
Yes, Brandi, we each can be a hero and reach out. This season is so magical to do little deeds. Happy Holiday!
Great way of thinking about it! There is a hero inside us all 🙂
Thank you for your comment, Mike.
Very well written. Love how you explain how real heroes exist in our world. I will show this to my kids.
Thank you for your comment. Every day, we can find a way to be a hero by doing a simple caring action to lift up someone’s spirit.
This is very inspirational. Its a great way to start off the new year!
Brandi, Thank you for your comment, Happy New Year.
What a great thing to reflect on. I see so many of the younger generation jump to call celebrities their hero’s without truly reflecting on why they are a hero. There is a big difference between hero and idol it’s like the difference between a need and a want.
I totally agree with you Tiffany, thank you for your input.
Nice. Yes, it’s difficult choosing heroes. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this! We can all be hereos!
Yes, Chava, we can all be heroes and have a positive impact on the world.
I love your last paragraph as an example of how we can all do these things!
Thank you, Jasmine.
I think that at times we do put people up on pedestals and hail them as heroes, when in reality there are people who deserve to be up there instead. But you are right, I think we are all capable of earning that “hero” badge at some point of our lives.
I agree with you, Jenni, we all have that power to be a hero and do good deeds.
What a different perspective. It makes you think and realise who really should be called heros and who may not really deserve the title .
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