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HERO! 8-year-old saved 6 in fire, died trying to save 7th

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posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 02:59 AM
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Panic2k11
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That saying is so wrong that it aches. The reality is that only the reckless dye young (by their own actions or by the reckless situation that they are pushed or allowed into).

One other thing that I was thinking as I read the thread is how often the word Hero is abused, utilized to characterize people that just do their damn job of function, in this case and not many few (in context to the use of the word) are the exceptions that should reflect the meaning of heroic action.


Saving your family is "reckless" behavior? No, NOT DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT, is reckless behavior. Thank God the 8-year-old's actions were the DIRECT result of his family surviving. His actions were the result of lives being saved -- hence the term HERO -- which you're CLEARLY illiterate on.

But yeah, you'd rather sit there and NOT attempt the "reckless" act of SAVING YOUR FAMILY. Because, DURR, saving your family is "reckless" behavior.

A SELFLESS act of heroism is not "reckless" behavior, but HEROISM -- lives were SAVED because of SAID selfless act.
edit on 24-1-2014 by Kromlech because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 03:01 AM
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Wow, that put a lump in my throat. RIP little guy.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 06:06 AM
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Another amazing Tyler.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 07:41 AM
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It is sweet to save lives no doubt. Especially when so young... but he is dead as a price. Not really effective when you die in the attempt. So calling it heroic is a bit of an exageration to me. They always forget the bad points, like the screams, im sure there were. Heroism to me if i should try it one day must be until the end. If you start begging, screaming, crying when you see you sacrificed yourself, its a bit of an irony imo. He tried..

Im just realistic.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 08:44 AM
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reply to post by _damon
 


That is ok.

Humans like you always ride on the backs of giants like that child.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 08:50 AM
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reply to post by MOMof3
 


Extremely well put!



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 09:54 AM
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Tyler - hurry back.. we need more souls as yours.


Your life was short, but a fuse to the dynamite in the lesson you left behind.
I bow to you...leaving this world with a legacy of love, yours is a soul truly
exuding the love most of humanity has forgotten.

You asked to be there at that moment..you knew..you left this world comforting
souls and taking the hand of your disabled grandfather leading him the way.

Truly matters not the length of your scant existence, the lesson you taught lives on.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 10:14 AM
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and he is a true real life hero..



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 10:39 AM
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There a star you deserve that much for thinking "in-the-box" and out of pity. And my respect for not stumbling on the carpet called hypocrisy which must extend for miles under your feet.




posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 11:40 AM
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It is called empathy for another human. I feel pity for another species.

And you are right, I am not good enough to lick that child's boots.



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 04:27 PM
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I agree with you bbb. I'm curious tho slightly off topic.

Did you get the same feeling about emily Parker's Father ?



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 05:20 PM
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Brave little kid. Paints life in a new light,

RIP



posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 08:18 PM
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I pray that his family and friend and anyone who reads this story may find comfort in his great actions. I pray that he may be saved in Gods kingdom. May peace be upon you my child. Rest in peace.



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 04:13 AM
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The term hero get thrown around so willy nilly nowadays it began to loose it's meaning , however this is not one of those days.

I hope this is not considered corny by fellow members but that's how I feel about this man child rest in peace lil one.



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