What it takes to be a hero Essay

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The media is quick to attach the word “hero” to anyone that does a good deed. I disagree with this because, good deeds don’t necessarily make you a hero, they make you a good person. Being heroic should come naturally. Heroes are born, not made. A hero must be courageous, kind-hearted and humble. I understand that many people have their own view on what a hero is. People label heroes by the things they do. Some even label people heroes just because they are famous. There is a big difference between a role model and a hero. It was expressed best in the article, What Makes A Hero? The Impact of Integrity on Admiration and Interpersonal Judgment, “Doing the right thing is a basis for acts of heroism and laudable accomplishment but often…show more content…
I personally think someone that puts others before themselves and puts themselves at risk to better the life or situation of another is a hero. I also notice that our younger generation may be making heroes out of the wrong types of people. When I think of a hero, the first thing that pops in my head is the U.S. military. They constantly put their lives, families, and personal feelings on the backburner for their mission. They risk their lives protecting not just a few people, but all of America. Even though there are a lot of people who disagree with what they do, they continue to protect our freedoms. I know there are a lot of people who won’t agree with me but because they believe what the military does is wrong no matter the reason. There are other people that I consider heroes that are on a much smaller scale also. These heroes are firemen/women, policemen/women, some teachers and social workers. Firemen will run into a burning house one more time just to save someone’s cat because it will make them happy. They put themselves in danger for the sake of others. Police officers protect their cities even though they might not want to. They will save a murderer if he/she is in danger just as they would save anyone else. Police officers have to earn respect just like the military because people don’t agree with what their orders are. Social workers may not put their lives on the line but they wont hesitate to save children from abusive

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