Ordinary Hero: Becoming A Disciple

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Superheroes don’t Live Up to their Names What makes a person a hero? Is it Shrek who saves the princess from the dragon? Is it Marlin the clown fish who saves his son form a dentist office in Sydney? Or is it the incredible family who saves the world from a giant robot? According to Dictionary.com a hero is “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.” Do they fit this definition really though? They are not even truly people, let alone men. Should these made up beings be the ones that first come to mind when thinking of hero’s, holding up such a large and powerful description? The definition of hero needs to be changed to: human beings “of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave …show more content…
For example, the teachers who fight underfunded school systems to make sure every student in their class gets fed a lunch every day. You don’t usually see them on every talk show and news broad cast in the country. Even if you do see them in the media at some point, they are not usually in the spotlight for long. In the book, Ordinary Hero: Becoming a Disciple Who Makes a Difference by Neil Cole, he says “…regular people can be the greatest hero’s, and in fact they represent the type of hero we need most today” (13). The book then goes on to talk about how most real heroes are unsung and go unrecognized, making them the ones that make the biggest impact on a personal level. These types of people are in everyday life; they can be teachers, parents, managers, and just random individuals around you. The differences they make in life may go unnoticed but generally make the biggest impacts on an individual …show more content…
The real heroes include many different types of regular people; Teachers, Soldiers, fire fighters, doctor, and even the average Joe, but they all have a few things in common. They are all individual people, human beings. Every one of them makes a positive difference in the world, whether how large or small, it’s still a difference. They may go recognized or unrecognized, but even if unrecognized for their heroic acts they are still heroes. By changing the definition of a hero we can raise the word above the stories and the myths, and to honor those who truly fit the real

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