A hero is one who takes actions for the greater good, or the benefits of others.
A hero can be a passer-by who lends a hand to a homeless individual.
A hero can be someone who saves another's life during a time of crisis.
A hero can be someone who devotes their time to exposing corrupt individuals and governments.
A hero can be someone who delays, or stops a crime.
A hero can be someone who apprehends a criminal.
The term "hero" can be applied to many individuals, whether they are famous and extravagant deeds, or not.
The passer-by is a hero to that homeless individual because they assisted them during a hard time.
That individual who saved another's life is a hero because they acted to save the life of one before themselves.
The individual who exposes governments and individuals is a hero because he is acting on behalf of the community. He is putting his safety at risk for
the betterment of society.
The individual who delayed the crime is a hero to the victims involved, because with his involvement, others were able to subdue, and arrest him.
That individual who apprehended the criminal is a hero, because he directly saved the community from other similar crimes in the future.
A hero can be anyone. And most heroes are not driven by material motives such as money or fame. They act the way they do, because they understand that
without their involvement; whatever/whoever it is they were intending to help will go by unnoticed.
The point of being a hero is to defend and help those who can't help themselves.
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