What is a hero? What does it take to be a hero? Some people have basketball, football, baseball, soccer, etc. players for their heroes.
Others like to make their favorite actor or even a cartoon character as their hero. It was when I was growing up I was probably seven or eight years old. That is when I stopped using my hero and learned about true heroes.
I used Steve Auston – Six Million Dollar Man as a hero. I also like other shows that Lee Majors played in.
A hero is someone who we think has demonstrated behaviors and decisions and actions that are positive. Such as a police officer who bravely goes into the dark places. And gets the boogeyman and puts him in jail. Or the firefighter who rushes into a literal Hell on earth. He or she does it to save a small child or an old person, or a pet, etc. And we can’t forget the emergency medical service Emt’s and Paramedics that can bring the dead back to life.
And lastly, our brave service men and women who sign up to fight for our country. They will in the blink of an eye answer the call and go into battle for me so that I can be free. These are what true heroes look like.
What Is a Hero
Football, basketball, baseball and soccer players are not heroes in my book. Especially the pro players. They try to claim they are oppressed, they make millions of dollars to play a sport. Maybe they should look up the meaning of oppression.
If it were up to me the pay between the pro ball players and Police, EMS, Firefighters, and Soldiers would be switched around. The ballplayers make a huge amount of money but have the nerve to cry they are being oppressed? Tell that to the Policeman who just lost his partner due to a riot. or a firefighter who lost a brother battling a fire in below freezing temperatures. How about telling that to the EMS worker who picked up a criminal who shot and killed the cop’s partner but was shot by the police and they are trying to save his or her life. And let’s not forget the Soldiers who lost a brother to the Taliban with one of their Improvised explosive devices.
Maybe these movie stars and pro sports people should do what they do best – entertain us. Instead of trying to push their idiotic political views on us. What scares me the most is people actually will listen to Jimmy Kimmel or any other Hollywood puppet to get their political advice and when the time comes they will feel betrayed.
“In the midst of the heartbreak and wreckage of 9-11, the world also witnessed what is America’s greatest strength. Firefighters, nurses, police officers, first responders and local residents worked around the clock to rescue and care for those injured.” Dan Coats
“The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” Douglas MacArthur