Essay on Heroes Today 's Common Society

1032 Words Jan 15th, 2016 5 Pages
Heroism

A hero is just an average man who fights to solve a problem in today’s common society. A hero is a random citizen that rises to the a occasion and performs an action of superhero proportions. When I think of a hero I immediately think of someone who is strong, intelligent, handsome, and daring. Upon closer look, many different qualities than these few become obvious and apparent. Courage, honesty, bravery, selflessness, and the will to try anything that 's needed. A hero is somebody as average as you and me, that sees a problem and takes it upon themselves to fix it. Not just someone with super abilities, but care. These are just a few of the overlooked qualities of a hero. The definition of heroism changes with context and time. Heroes of the past are not necessarily heroes of present time and vise versa.

There are many examples of heroes in our modern day world. Some heroes are the brave, courageous, and valiant men and women that serve in our military. These are people that are just like you and I. They do not have any extraordinary superpowers besides an unwavering sense of duty towards this country and the people that inhabit it. They travel across oceans and leave their friends and family behind so that they can fight to defend people that they don’t even know and to secure the lifestyle that so many of us take for granted. Some, even make the ultimate sacrifice… their lives.A person can be a hero for saving the life of one or of millions. Heroes are not…

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