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What is a hero?

  1. Austin Dawursk profile image58
    Austin Dawurskposted 6 years ago

    What is a hero?

    What constitutes a hero? Do you think that there is more to a hero? And do you think that people generally make heroes out to be more than they are?

  2. tlcs profile image46
    tlcsposted 6 years ago

    I believe that a hero is someone who puts themselves out for other people and yes I think that there is more to a hero,  they go above and beyond what is expected of them, I don't think that people do generally make heroes out to be more than they are as normally a hero has done something extra special  to give them the title of a hero in the first place.

  3. dmop profile image77
    dmopposted 6 years ago

    A hero is someone who goes above and beyond to help out someone in need.

  4. profile image0
    scriber1posted 6 years ago

    The word hero is defined as "exhibiting or marked by courage and daring."

    Without doubt, there were numerous heroes arising from the World Trade Center disaster.

    Just as 25 years ago there were numerous heroes who volunteered for (55,000 died for) --- and many of the rest came back home to --- the land of heroes --- to be spit upon and shunned for a generation.  But that's another editorial……

    Without doubt, there were numerous heroes arising from the World Trade Center disaster. 

    Does that mean everyone who dons a uniform --- be that police officer or firefighter is --- and categorically --- a hero?

    The answer is, and self-evidently, no.  But in the current climate, that's hard to see, much less accept.

    The point of the January 12 editorial was that less is often more.  Trumpeting the heroism is New York --- as both universal and existing by definition --- diminishes heroism to hyperbole.

    It's not hard to understand the deep emotional reasons that anything other than getting on board this elevation to hero status will receive withering outrage in some quarters.

    But here's what perhaps exists behind the New York City unqualified assertion of "heroes."

    The World Trade Center attack destroyed our self-perpetuated invincibility as a nation --- with this, an attack on our largest city in spirit and in heart.

    And if those we trust to protect us --- those in uniform --- died as a result --- and did so here (as opposed to) over there, then that vulnerability is all the more frightening --- and all the more reason for us to need elevation of those who died to mythic proportions --- as all that can save us now are giants.

    It's cultural, spiritual and emotional self-preservation at the primordial human level of fear, rage and love.

    Yes.  There were (and are) heroes in New York City --- but also in every city in America.

    Not everyone who died on September 11 was a hero, just as not everyone who donates money to a life-saving charity is a saint.

    And is it really appropriate that everyone who was immediately left behind following September 11 should become rich owing to that fact?

    Telling it like it never wins any popularity contests.

  5. DaniellaWood profile image85
    DaniellaWoodposted 6 years ago

    I believe a hero is someone who is willing to selflessly put their life on the line to save another - be this physically or in a more subtle, pyschological manner - whilst accepting the consequences of their actions, with or without fear; bravery does not constitute a hero.