posted on May, 17 2009 @ 02:43 AM
It's really frustrating me lately, and has done for a long time.
Sporting identities being called heroes.
Disaster survivors being called heroes.
Sick or dead celebrities being called heroes.
It makes ME sick.
Sporting people and celebrities aren't heroes. They might be icons and role models, but with very few exceptions, they have done nothing heroic.
Disaster survivors, in my opinion, aren't heroes either. Unless they saved others during that disaster at the risk of their own lives, they are
simply survivors. Having a strong will to live isn't being a hero.
A real hero is someone that puts aside any thought of themselves to help someone else.
Whether it is a soldier leaving a trench to bring back a fallen comrade, to an average joe off the street who crawls through a burning building to
save a child.
These are heroes.