Heroism : A Hero : Worth A Happy Hero

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“Concern yourself with accepting responsibility than with assigning blame. Let the possibilities inspire you more than the obstacles discourage you.”(Ralph Marston) A hero doesn’t let the fall get to them, they also don’t give up and assign the blame or responsibility onto another. The truth is while heroism does not always mean gaining a happy ending, heroes face challenges with a smile and fight even when the odds are stacked against them. Although heroes might not earn the happy ending they wanted, they still use everything in their power to achieve their goal. First of all Bob Greene, in his article Real heroes: four died so others might live, depicted John Washington, Clark Poling, Alexander Goode, and George Fox in their deaths after spending their lives finding different religions and becoming military generals on the Dorchester, “So, when the life jackets ran out, the four chaplains removed their own, and handed them to soldiers who didn't have them… Those four chaplains, men of different faiths but believing in the same God, their arms linked, standing on the deck together in prayer.” Even in doubt and chaos, Washington, Poling, Goode, and Fox all gave up their happy ending so that others could carry on without them. In their minds, “the lives of the many outweigh the lives of a few.”(Spock) Likewise, John Robert Fox, a first lieutenant in the Italian town of Sommocolonia during WWI, also agreed with this way of life. Karl Smallwood wrote in John Robert
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