Essay on Hero

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HERO
He Ever Regards Others

What is a hero? Is it someone that “saves the day and gets the girl?” This used to be my definition of a hero until I grew up and really learned what a hero is. The dictionary says a hero is “a man of great strength and courage, favored by the gods and in part descended from them, often regarded as a half-god and worshiped after his death.” Through society though we are disillusioned to the identity of real hero’s and instead praise celebrities as such. Over time though I gained knowledge and personal insight of what a real hero is. A real hero is a person who is strong and just and stands up for what is right instead of what is popular. But each individuals definition of a hero is different and
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Someone who makes you feel better even when they are down in life. But, with societal changes people are regarding heroes as top figures in Hollywood and people who make there millions by putting on a mask of false pretenses. When is the last time you’ve seen a celebrity drive around in a car that costs less than $100,000? Why do people revere these people so much? Is it because they’ve acted in an action movie where they got the bad guy and saved the world? We are so caught up in media that it almost seems like people can’t tell the difference between movies and real life sometimes. There may not be people out there blowing up buildings left and right to save a cat, but there are real people, real heroes out there, making this world a better place to live in for everybody. “The hero was distinguished by his achievement; the celebrity by his image or trademark. The hero created himself; the celebrity is created by the media. The hero was a big man; the celebrity is a big name.” The next time you watch TV or a movie, think about that person, and then look to someone behind the “big name.” If we didn’t have heroes this would be a world full of hopeless people. I think of a hero as a person who befriends you, even though you are not the “best” person in the world and then they do something in your life

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