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More about heroes [Aug. 4th, 2006|06:34 pm]
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So, it seems that we're having trouble coming up with heroes in the politics of our country.  So ......  where else can we find heroes?

Politicians tell us that all the soldiers, marines & guardsmen in Iraq are heroes, but then we find out that while they're all brave, some of them are not as honorable as we want them to be.  Some of them follow illegal orders and either torture prisoners or murder innocent people, so they can't all be our heroes.  Maybe a few, but not the entire group.

They also tell us that all the people who died on 9-11 from the terrorism are also heroes, but I don't know if that is completely true either.  They were victims, but heroes?  Definitely the firemen and police who rushed in to the trade center, but all the people inside?  All the people on the planes?  What did they do that was heroic?

So maybe sports heroes, but maybe not.  They are heroes to their sports teams and their fans but they are not heroes to the country or to the world.

So who does that leave?  Our families?  Our friends?  The kid who doesn't do what peer pressure tells him?  The person who tries new things when they are hard?  What do you think?  Who is your hero?  I will tell you mine tomorrow.

Click on the word MORE at the top to leave your reply and I will post them tomorrow.

---Freckles

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[User Picture]From: polteentidbits
2006-08-05 02:05 pm (UTC)

I agree with what you said

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OK. Most soldiers are heroes and a few are not.

And moms who take care of their kids are heroes, but moms that don't are NOT.

Who is your hero?


Rachel ([info]choco_rachel) wrote,


sports "heroes" are just people who can play something well. They're not heroes, that's stupid. REALLY stupid.

Good point on WTC victims, though. I've heard some stories, though, about how some people actually helped others during the attack...

And to say that only SOME soldiers are heroes is ridiculous. They're all sacrificing so much for so little money. Rather than saying a few soldiers should be recognized as heroes, we should say that a few soldiers shouldn't be recognized as heroes.

A hero is somebody who does something selfless. Ho hum. Every mother that takes care of her children is a hero. That's about it.