It has been said that by analyzing a person’s hero, that you can learn a lot about that person. The individual that someone chooses to look up to and emulate often shows a lot about what characteristics and qualities that person respects. We usually choose heroes for ourselves based on endearing qualities such as hard work, courage, talent, discipline, or even empathy. Heroes in the real world begin as regular people who sometime accomplish great things, such as Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King Jr. or Buzz Aldrin. Sports athletes are looked upon as heroes when they accomplish something great that no athlete has done before. Most consider our military soldiers as the ultimate heroes, as they sacrifice their own lives for the greater good of an entire country.
But each individual usually has a hero of their own. Someone they can strive to be. It could be a father, an older brother, a professional mentor, or anyone who has accomplished something by overcoming large obstacles and defying the odds. Heroes are the inspiration for the rest of us to push harder and stronger than anyone else. To be the David to the world’s Goliaths. To be a Spud Webb in a world of 7 footers. To be Ghandi in a world of hatred and anger.