Heroes of today lie in ones beliefs. It doesn’t take super powers to be a Hero. The common recognition of heroes in our day to day lives can be anyone starting from the firefighters, police, military, ambulance crews, teachers, doctors, parents and more. A person cannot be considered a Hero based on their profession. Many people think that all the soldiers or firefighters are Heroes. But it is not always true. Heroism lies within a person and rises to the occasion.
If a person is benefiting somebody else with no cost to him cannot be considered heroic. For example, when a building is at fire the firefighter may act a Hero and enter the building to save lives knowing that he might not come back is considered Heroic or he might try hard to save lives from outside the building fearing his life to enter into the building cannot be considered heroic.
He might have saved lives standing outside the building but we cannot call him a Hero because he just did his duty for which he is being paid.
A person can never be a Hero without Sacrifice. Apart from Sacrifice there must be certain qualities in a person that are considered to be heroic and makes him a hero. The qualities are honesty to pursue justice, patience and dedication to pursue goals, courage to face adversity, trustworthy for faith and conduct, endurance to tolerate pain in hardship. A hero should be willing to sacrifice their own life for greater good. He must have the ability to focus towards a particular purpose; for what he believe is right.
A hero has to take the initiative to solve a problem or help someone out. A hero doesn’t always fight crime or always have an opposition. They don’t even have to work with people; they could be designing a product that helps many people. The idea of how a Hero should be or what qualities in a person can be considered heroic has changed over time. These days the term “Hero” is being misused all the time. People playing cricket, baseball or other games are being called as heroes. But as the matter of fact they are just players that are being paid for their game. They are not sacrificing anything for anyone. For example, we can consider a player as a Hero when he sacrifices his kidney for someone who needs it, knowing that he probably might never play again makes him a Hero.
According to me Mother Theresa who sacrificed her whole life to serve others, Marie Curie who invented Radium which ultimately led to her death are Heroes. It’s not that they haven’t left with any choices that they have to sacrifice their lives. They made the choices and came forward to do what they believed, out of which many people were helped. A true hero always inspires and influences people around him, they give the proof that nothing is impossible if you just dream, believe and achieve with conviction and perseverance.