Growing up we all have our heroes, and I was no different. I grew up in a family who loved superheroes and all things nerdy, so I was obviously exposed to that aspect of a hero at a young age. But I also grew up watching Animal Planet and with a father who is an animal behaviorist. So ever since I was very young I was surrounded by animals and was fascinated by anyone who worked with them. Because of this the two most prominent heroes I remember from my childhood were both complete opposites, but still inspired me and influenced my growing up and even who I am today. The heroes of my childhood are no less my heroes now that I have grown up. Add how they are still your heroes
Everyone discovers the pain of losing someone they love eventually. In my opinion, my turn to experience that pain came much too early. But, that loss also forced me to grow up. It forced to me accept the things that I can’t change, to start taking responsibility for my actions, and it showed me that the world most definitely doesn’t revolve around me. There has been no experience, relationship, challenge, or obstacle that has influenced me more than saying goodbye to my grandpa.
There are many heroes, but there are those who sit back and question what or who makes a hero in today’s society. It has never been a set standard for heroes. In this modern world, there are many types of heroes. In today’s media, there is a contrast between million dollar sports figures, glorified celebrities, and the normal people we call heroes. Some heroes receive no recognition and others receive hero status with ease. However, it has yet to be determined whether our meaning of heroes has changed due to this influence. We have known about the
“Hero’s weren’t necessarily good, but they were always extraordinary” (Labarge). Heroes don’t always have to be these great over idealized people. They can be characters from a book or the person from the bank. They are real people just like you and I. They exist to make a change in the world or in your life. Heroes; Beowulf and Sir Gawain are both legendary heroes, but my real life hero is my mom, Regan.
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” a question that was asked every school year. For almost all of my elementary school days, I thought I was going to be a doctor, vet, or fire fighter. To me these jobs were “hero” jobs because it involved saving lives. It wasn’t until middle school when I realized those were not the only “hero” jobs out there and a “hero” job did not necessarily have to involve saving lives. I had this epiphany during my second year of middle school when I started my first job as a tutor at Kumon Learning center.
The day Lou Reed died my heart dropped. Sure, many of the idols in my record crate have come and gone (Harrison, Hendrix, Cobain), but this felt different. I never experienced the actual pain of their death as it had already happen when I begun to listen to their music. Heroin, a song that had always represented obsession and being a slave to passion, was suddenly altered after a friend of mine had died from an overdose last year. I stared out the window of the train as I was going into the city and found myself beginning to
My favorite line of the song says this, “The pain ain't gonna last forever/ And things can only get better/ Believe me, this is gonna make you stronger”. To me, these three lines told me that no matter what happened things could only go up, and I can be better from it. I now know this to be true. Because of my mom’s fight, I have the courage to go after all of the things I thought I could not. For the first time, I was not scared of the future, as I used to be.
A few weeks after her death I walked passed her mother and big brother. My knees went weak like I just stood through an earthquake and my heart stopped beating. Her mother politely asked how I’ve been keeping in a friendly way I said “I’m okay” but deep down I wasn’t. She told me how things have been really tough but she was starting to manage and handle things a bit better. I could tell that her mother was broken inside and so was I. She managed to force a smile as she said goodbye.
In our society today many see a hero as what they wanna see it as, they see a hero as one set definition, but in reality a hero is whatever you view it as personally. A lot of it has to do with personal beliefs adm traits. As kids we all were shown and taught about who our heroes are in society. Everyone grew up thinking the heros in our society are the ones they told us were, but as we grew up we then realized who our heroes were and sometimes it wasn’t who they told us it was supposed to be.
Heroes act as models for others, making an obvious separation of wrong from right, using their power for good. Princess Diana was the Princess of Wales, she was a children’s activist and helped many people in society that no one would dare touch. Princess Diana said; “Nothing brings
Society defines a hero as a valiant figure whom many admire due to their relatable, yet seemingly just actions. William Shakespeare’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” tells the story of Macbeth, a lord who showed his bravery in battle and whom many look up to as a role model. However, it is through his ambition and need for power that his morals are put into question, and result in his downfall. Although tragic, Macbeths rise and fall is similar to many influential people of modern society. One notable example is actor and comedian Bill Cosby. A man many grew up with, and felt was not only a father on screen, but in the hearts of many. Recently, Cosby has become the face of yet another scandal. By his actions becoming public, Cosby is now seeing his
What does make a hero a hero? Is it there looks? Alternatively, maybe is it their personality? However, the question is what are those essential qualities that make one a hero? Different people require different heroes to look up to or try to emulate. However, whoever it may be, they all possess certain qualities. My hero is my mother, for the reason that she is selfless, compassion, and courage. That kind of selflessness can often be premeditated, since concentrating on others' needs often winds up helping one accomplish one’s own goals. However, a heroic leader does so without any anticipation of a return. The display and concern show the care one has for others. This can often apparent itself in strong but gentle actions planned to increase the lives of others. Courage and bravery come to mind first when we think of heroism. However, it is difficult to achieve anything truly heroic unless one is up against overwhelming chances. As Nelson Mandela put it, "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it." These minor acts of heroism rarely attract any notice. A true hero is always sympathetic, benevolent and shows a great deal of compassion and sympathy to those poorly or in agony. He or she keeps away judgements; that are oriented to the self and embraces an attitude that serves others.
In today’s society, it seems that people worship celebrities more than they worship a true hero. A celebrity is a person who is either famous or celebrated for something they have done. In addition, a hero is a person who is also celebrated. However, the difference between the two is that a hero is celebrated or idealized for having outstanding achievements, noble qualities, or a substantial amount of courage; while a celebrity is celebrated for their role in an award-winning movie or a song that made it on Billboard top 100.
When a loved one is lost everyone must face with the challenge of saying goodbye. Some adults may think well they're teenagers they have no care in the world. All they do is waste their time listening to music. Well, losing a loved one is just the challenge but having to deal with the challenge is the hard part. Music is the way teenagers express their grief. Sometimes these teenagers listen to the music they do because what the song is saying is what they are feeling. When conducting an interview with Bronx Latin student Susana Henriquez she expresses her experience at losing a loved one. “That one song that I listened to just said everything, it said everything that I couldn’t say to that person. “I’m sorry I couldn’t get to you” (Christina
Dads are underrated members of society who do not get enough recognition for what they do. My dad is my personal hero because he, along with others, has boosted me up when I needed it most. For instance, when I am sick, he is always the one who takes care of me to make sure I am always on the right track to feeling better. He always comes in to make sure I am doing okay, sometimes even to the point where it annoys me. My dad also helps me with my homework when I need it, and makes corrections where I have made a mistake. Moreover, he has given me encouragement by telling me I could do anything I put my mind up to and more, and I am appreciative because it has given me confidence in areas where I had insecurities.