It Takes a Hero: Introduction

Blog Post 68 It Takes a Hero Intro“He’s my hero.”

“She’s my hero.”

We hear those words thrown around so much these days that sometimes I wonder if the term is overused. It also got me to think about what truly defines a hero. When I was a kid, my hero was Wonder Woman. I thought she could do anything, even save the world from evil. As I grew older, my heroes broadened. Yours probably did too. Maybe you admire a sports figure like LeBron James or Russell Wilson. Heroes can also work in occupations like that of a soldier, police officer, or firefighter.

How are heroes defined? Merriam-Webster has many definitions, but it boils down to a person who either is admired for great or brave acts or for fine qualities or a person who is greatly admired. I would also like to add that heroes influence us in ways we may or may not recognize. In my mind, heroes fall into one of four categories:

  • The larger-than-life hero
  • The occupational hero
  • The quiet hero
  • The hidden hero

Over the next four blog posts, I’ll delve into each of these a little more and try to answer, from my own viewpoint, the following questions:

  • What defines this type of hero?
  • Why do they have an influence on those around them?
  • How do they conduct themselves as a result of their hero status?

I hope that these posts will make you think who you see as heroes. Maybe you’ll observe them closer as well.

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