WHO’S YOUR HERO?


One of those strange newspaper stories told of a 19-year-old
woman who had been charged in Los Angeles with two counts of
trespassing, after sneaking into the home of actor Brad Pitt and
trying on his clothes. I suppose we have different ways of
adoring our heroes…

But who are our real heroes? I was given a little quiz recently.
See how well you do:

Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
Name five Olympic gold medalists.
Name the last five winners of your national beauty contest.
Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and
actress.
Name the last decade’s national or world champions in your
favorite sport.

These people, of course, are the best in their fields. But fame
is fleeting and outstanding performance is too soon forgotten.

Now try another quiz:

List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and
special.
Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.

If you found the second quiz easier, it may be because those
people who make a difference in our lives are not the ones with
the best degrees or pedigrees, nor are they the most honored or
honorable. The people who make a difference are those who care.
They may never have seen a battle; never scored a winning goal;
never been featured in a magazine. But they have been busy
helping you to be the best you can be.

Let’s remember and thank our real heroes. And don’t be surprised
if someone thanks you

2 Responses to “WHO’S YOUR HERO?”

  1. jolly roger Says:

    How do you do…
    a hero

    Lance?
    Sword, nunchucks??
    Gamma-ray laser taser gloves in sky blue???

    “GIVE ME BACK MY PANCREAS!”- Agent X

    So what’s the f**king point of heroes, no really? Don’t they just act all morally highbrow saving virtues and looking like dicks albeit better dressed dicks than us? But still dicks though, bequeathed with amour or a good seamstress. Showing us up to be A typical inept-lings while they swan in (most times un-asked) and mute whatever quite entertaining cataclysm that was descending down your road while stealing whichever apparently distressed maiden is hanging about the place.

    Based on that alone, they should not be encouraged, moreover culled. Alas 21st century heroism isn’t so slice and die. Everyone can be a sort of hero, so sit down Fatwoman and Widerman and lets get cracking.

    …more at lifestyleguides.blogspot.com

  2. Alex Says:

    A second very good and potent submit.


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