For me it is a person that protects those that need it. Someone that stands up to bullies and allows those that wouldn't get it otherwise, a chance to grow and prosper. Someone who uses their skills and talents for the betterment of all, not just a chosen few.
A hero to me is some one who is born and then raised by a loving single parent who dedicated his life to insuring that that kid would be properly equipped in life to live it and enjoy it.No the parent is not the hero. In this case it is the kid who grew up to become the pride of his parents life. The kid who kept his cool, learned and became a successful businessman and father. The kid who resisted all the temptations to fail. The kid who had no "peers." Whom others followed and look up to and who gave me 2 wonderful grandkids and is now a single parent himself. I know, you guessed who my hero is: MY SON!
When I think of the word "Hero" I think of Superman (like your pic, btw ) but if I were to seriously think about it, to me a hero is someone I would admire for their determination in overcoming obstacles. So...I would have to say I think the world is full of heroes nobody knows about.
Heroes depend on circumstances. Everybody can be a heroe, as everybody can be a coward. Soemtimes war heroes are terrible human beings; and cowards,on the contrary, very good ones. In everyday life, you can be a heroe, I can be a heroe. I don't give importance to that word. It's totaly subjective.
A hero is someone who has superpowers and saves the day...like once when I ran out of Marmite, I had to fly to the corner shop and get some more, it's a tough job being a hero but I get by with my superpowers!
Mikel" Do you remember the story about Churchill sitting with folks and having dinner? The lady next to him leaned over and quietly said: Mr Churchill, you are drunk! Churchill took another sip of his wine, turned and looked at her and said: Madame you are ugly! Looked away, took another sip of his drink, looked back at her and said tomorrow morning I'll be sober.........and, Madame, you'll still be ugly! ...and returned to his drink...:-) That was alledgedly a true story.
Qwark it was true, he is quoted in the british history books for saying that amongst others lol and your right he was a hero of his time, without him britain would never had stood a chance in the face of hitler.
I had to seriously decide my hero for something I was writing. After a lot of thought I decided it was an African woman I saw on TV during the famines maybe 20 years ago. She walked into a red cross feeding station as a skeleton with two skeleton babies. Later it transpired that one baby was hers and the other she had found abandoned by the side of the road. I think she had carried both her own and the found baby for a week. When I run down the list of comic superheros I can't find one that matches, and when I look at the real heroes of the last decades none of them seem to have half of what she had, I have been in the forces and war heroes doing what they do is somehow less, it is admirable and heroic but not as heroic as her.
What is a hero? great question To me a hero is a person who gets on with their daily life coping with problems as they come up without complaint, a hero helps others without expecting anything in return. A hero even helps people out sometimes without that person knowing a thing about it. A Hero stays in the background unnoticed and unseen until the moment of crisis when they shine. there is a hero in every one of us but most of us dont know it and never will.....jimmy
For me, a hero is anyone that has the fortitude to face adversity head on with an unwavering regard to his/her own circumstance. He/she does what has to be done because there is no one else there to do it. I don’t think heroes are born or created. I think they are awakened at a time when they are most needed. I think we all have the ability to be heroes and it’s our moral character that will guide us in our decisions. True heroes are selfless and never seek the attention that is garnered by their actions.
I have answered this one a few times on other places...so here is my answer
My heros are the miiltary men and women who sacrafice their life for my own. Military families for their sacrifices that they have to deal with to being married to the military men and women. Authors because they are the ones who have inspired me to write my own stories and strive to become an author myself. Teachers who have taught me the schooling that I needed to strive to get the best edutaion for myself as well as to show me that I am a teacher myself. And my parents because they have made me who I am today with their teachings and everything else. And a new hero my husband who loves me for me and pushes me to strive for my dreams and succeed.
Mine are mostly female, so heroine is a better word for me. My children's teachers, and those who are quietly heroic daily without the fan fare. I don't see dangerous workers such as fire fighters as heroes, I was one for a while, and you run on adrenaline when in the face of a big fire, so no heroism is required.
My mom. She is brave, courageous, raised my siblings and I, which took much wisdom and grace, and she survived! She is full of honor, and love and respect and always strives to do what is right. She is willing to give a helping hand, offer comfort, do whatever for anyone even when she is sick. She is loyal, joyful, funny, smart, wise, God-fearing, and she loves me. She is my best friend, she is my hero!
My mom is an amazing woman, I agree -but she is the first one to admit her mistakes...and I love her all the more because even during a brief interlude of my young life when i thought I hated her and made her know it, she still loved me. I agree, unfortunately, that there are mothers out there that sometimes fail to get it right. Often it's because they haven't had anyone to show them how to be a mother, or to listen to those natural mothering instincts. But still I think every mother is deserving of some form of respect and love just because they gave life to their child...on the other hand that is easy to say because I have been tremendously blessed with a God loving mother! And any white hairs she has....All thanks to me! LOL
lol. well im sure your mom loves you just as much as you love her. anyway, as far as what you said about other mothers out there, i think your right about that. plus, it seems there's a lot of young teen mothers now a days, that aren't ready to be a parent. that's another problem with society today.
anyway, i don't mean to bore with all that though. lol. however it's good to see you again.
You never bore me Steven...I had a quiet day so it's nice to chat a bit... Yes it is extremely shocking to see so many children give birth to children, themselves. Sad, actually.... Yeah, I know my mom loves me! LOL I feel so bad for others who haven't experienced the all consuming love of a mother, or father much less. I can not imagine what it feels like. Yeah my family isn't perfect but we all love each other....which means lots of fighting, and bickering...!!!!!! LOL But hey, it's like my dad always says when he picks on us, "You only tease those you love. You only fight with those you love. I don't go up to random strangers and yell at them...." And he is right. That healthy dose of conflict in families keeps us real! Now I must apologize for boring you, Steven!!!!!!!
lol. nah, you never bore me either ann. to be honest, i always enjoy talking to you as you always seem to have a very cheerful and uplifting personality. which is one of the reasons why your one of my favorite writers on here.
Awww, come on Steven...I have really BAD days where not even a ghost of a smile crosses my face! LOL But thanks for your kindness! I think I can remain to have an upbeat personality here on HP because from the moment I log on I am surrounded by cheer and really uplifing remarks, such as yours!
Soooooo, I am guessing you watched the Oscars?!?! I admit I didn't as I was "otherwise detained" meaning I crashed. I was sooo tired! LOL I'll have to check up on your predictions which were probably all correct!
well if you want, i just published a new hub about the results of the oscars. plus, i even left a note to all my fans and readers like yourself. sadly, i wasn't right about all of them. but i was happy to be correct on most of them. lol. however,i'll let you be the judge.
Ooops, How did I miss that? I'm going to check it out right now and then I'll be back, 'kay!
Oh and just the fact you were brave enough to make predictions so publicly warrants praise even if you didn't get them all right. Hollywood is all about drama so they love to shake things up and keep us guessing...although on the other hand they are predictably predictable!!!!! LOL Alright, I'm heading over to your latest and greatest right.....NOW!
Alright, Steven, I just got done leaving you a lengthy bit of my ramblings! I ENJOYED your hub VERY MUCH!
Ha ha! The only time my name and sweet get linked together is when they talk about my tooth.....(Although I have a mouth full of teeth,so I wonder why it's not called "sweet teeth" rather than "sweet tooth" as all my teeth crave for the Vitamin S. aka SUGAR!!! lol) Thanks anyways!
lol why thank you ann, i really do appreciate that. it's always a pleasure getting such a high praise from a sweet girl like yourself. as far the "sweet tooth" thing, i think they just call it that because it's catchier. lol.
Fred Hollows devoted himself to restoring eye-sight of thousands of people in developing countries. It has been estimated through the initiatives of Fred, over one million people have had their sight restored around the world.
He really was amazing! And irreverent! I loved they way he spoke. Straight from that big heart of his, never minced words, everyone knew where they stood with Fred. ... About 6 foot behind his patients!
Yep definitley a hero, and then theres those Docs who volunteer to fix the cleft palates of kids in underdeveloped countries..and theres this one Doc in Seattle who roams the streets at night helping homeless people with medical issues...also there was this one guy in Chicago who made it his mission to feed the parking meters of anyone working in the city and parked on the street, so they wouldnt get a ticket..and he kept ON doing it even when the city threatened to sue him ...
Wouldn't that be awesome Mikel to have a chat program where you could actually talk a little like MSN. Can you imagine all the different accents and belly laughs. I have talked to a few people on HP looove the accents. I'm all in favor or it as there are some incredible people here really worthy to be life-time friends.
A kiwi soldier fighting with the British army in Afganistan today, threw a live grenade back at the Taliban after it hit his Commander and fell at his feet. A split second decision which saved his life and those of his unit.
Anyone who chooses to do the right thing, rather than the easy thing. Anyone who is able to continue in the face of great fear. All Dogs. My big brother Mike when he hung that bully from his ankles over the white bridge after I told him he spit in my face. That man who dove repeatedly into the freezing water to retrieve his fellow passengers from an airplane crash, and ended up losing his own life. People who are exceedingly kind and/or generous with no expectations of it being reciprocated. Selma Parks Malcolm X Anne Frank Nelson Mandella Joan De Arc My brother Craig, the most honest man I know. Schindler That handsome fireman who scooped me up in his arms when I was in Kindergarten (when the local Fire Dept came to our class and demonstrated a drill) and carried me out the door *sigh* Father Damien
And oh yeah...people who do the honest noble thing, even when no one is watching, despite the fact that they could benefit greatly if they gave into temptation....you know, like finding a wallet and /or money clip with loads of $$$$ but no I.D. whatsoever..
....I feel like a hero and you are my heroine I won't try to philosophize Do you know that your love is the sweetest sin?.....
Hmmm good question. I have lots. There's Karl Marx, Leon Trotsky, Sigmund Freud, Charles Darwin, Matt Dillahunty, Richard Dawkins, Nicolaus Copernicus, Greg Graffin, Ghandi, Edwin Hubble, Dr. Pamela Gay and Fraiser Cain (astronomy cast ftw), Johannes Kepler, Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton. I guess that's all that come to mind right now.
I choose them because they have revolutionary ideas or because they are good communicators and I enjoy what they have to say. As you can tell I'm a fan of science.