Definition Essay: My Hero

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A hero by definition is somebody with outstanding qualities that you idolize, and in some way hope to be. Unfortunately that 's more of a text-book definition, heroes come in every shape and size and in many cases are completely circumstantial. For some people a hero is the guy who lets them cut in line at the grocery store or the person who let them copy notes for a missed class period, or the person that saved your life. Personally, my hero made me into the person I am today, my hero isn’t forgettable, I’d go as far as saying that he’s the reason I’m writing this paper now and not working in some field in Mexico. My hero is my father, a hardworking man who values his family over everything, and has taught me how to survive and get
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Not once did he skip out on his promise. By the end of sophomore year I had lost fifty pounds and was feeling better than I had ever felt in my entire life. I started doing better in school, making friends and just generally enjoying life like I had never before. I finally knew who I was and what I wanted to do with myself. I saw my goals in front of me and seized them. Through my father’s efforts my self-esteem was at an all time high and I worked up the courage to ask a girl to prom, something that I would have never done before. Now this girl eventually became my girlfriend, and we’ve been dating for eight years come February. I met the girl of my dreams as a result of my dad keeping his promise. And through her my life has only gotten better, her family is wonderful and I almost feel like I have a second set of parents. I tell myself that I haven’t had a bad day since my dad helped me turn my life around. Much like when a super hero rescues somebody in distress, my father came to my rescue and did the same. With his efforts I discovered who I was and had the proper guidance to enjoy life to the fullest.
Everything I have now I owe to the guidance my dad provided while growing up. Who knows where I’d be without him. I’m eternally grateful for what he 's done, maybe one day I’ll read this paper to him, so he’ll know without a reasonable doubt how much I admire him. As cliché it is to have one of your parents be your hero I wouldn 't have it any other way. as a result of his actions I changed entirely as a person. I came out of my shell, got over my depression and fell in love with a wonderful girl. I’m happy in life, and that 's all him and I have ever

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