What Is A Hero? Essay

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When one thinks of heroes, names such as Ghandi, Martin Luther King, and Mother Theresa often come to mind. These individuals have all helped society tremendously through their determination and unselfish deeds. However, we may not notice some of society’s other heroes. One such heroic person that comes to my mind is Arnold Schwarzenegger. Many people perceive Arnold as only a blockbuster movie star and not as the hero he truly is. People see the glittery and glamorous fascade of the actor but not the truly heroic acts of the humanitarian. Through his charity work, Arnold has truly touched the lives of those who are less fortunate.      There is a growing concern in the United…show more content…
He also delivered numerous public service messages to encourage fitness. Employing the resources (high profile, money, time) that he possesses coupled with sincere concern for the general public, he has had a positive impact on the general health of Americans. Arnold has tried to eliminate the stereotype that one “must engage in vigorous exercise to reap health benefits” (Stoddard and SerVass), for, on the contrary, even “moderate physical activity can provide substantial health benefits” (Stoddard and SerVass). Arnold brought the task of improving America’s health upon his own shoulders, and it is this concern for the welfare of others that make him a hero.      Arnold’s intense love and devotion to children is why he became the founder of the Inner-City Games Foundation. Ronald Reagan has the highest regards for Arnold and says, “he genuinely cares about people, especially children, and their well being” (Reagan). Arnold recognized that the future of America depends upon today’s young American people. He saw crime rates sharply increase among inner-city youth, and saw that drugs were becoming a large part of the destruction of America’s youth. Bright kids with great potential are passing their time by drugging themselves because they have nothing better to do. This is the reason why Arnold became involved with the Los Angeles Inner-City Games Foundation; a mini Olympics designed to help kids “learn to say no to gangs and no to violence and

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