TODAY’S MODERN HERO IS THE STEWARD OF HUMANITIES DESTINY
–A WORLD THAT WORKS FOR EVERYONE!
I offer you my passionate thoughts and insights and invite you to share your own, including examples of modern hero’s from your life and their heroic acts.
I’d like to make one thing clear from the start;
There are no natural-born heroes, neither by genetic lottery or privileged upbringing. Heroes are born out of courageous choices made naturally by women and men with awake minds, courageous hearts and caring souls.
The start of the modern heroes journey is never planned, always inconvenient, seldom easy, usually met with resistance, especially from the people they care about most and their sanity is questioned, even by themselves at times.
This is the first rite of passage that initiates the modern heroes journey.
This means leaving behind the comfort and safety of the conditioned self; all the assumptions, ideas and beliefs about self, others and the world that s/he has either inherited or concluded based on limited information.
Embarking on this journey of fierce Self-discovery offers no guarantees of happiness or material success, nor the esteem of others or loved ones.
The competing ideas of individualism verses collectivism has dominated world culture from the beginning. This clash in ideology and has gotten us to where we are today.
Yet it can not take us to where we can and must go, if we are to survive as a species and thrive as planet, a transformation towards interdependence must occur.
The modern hero realizes this and makes this transformation in consciousness their joyful burden.
I believe that it’s normal for someone should step up and help those in need.
It’s not that we want to change the world, we just wanted to help in our own way.” “A person is a hero when he’s doing something good for the betterment of his fellow citizens.”
There has being a significantly decrease in the levels of empathy over the last 30 years. Perhaps this is why acts of heroism, like defending someone who can’t protect themselves or sacrificing oneself for the survival of the group, are relatively rare in the media when compared to the frequency of reports on violent crime, murder, and other atrocities.
So if you had a superpower that you could use for good, what power would it be, and why?
A modern time hero must have courage, strength, persistence, selflessness, mercy to victims, mercilessness to enemies, and cleverness.
The markings of a true hero — are strictly human capacities.
They put others before themselves. They sprint into danger. They pay dearly for their courage, and they often go years–if ever–without the recognition they deserve.
The Oxford English dictionary defines a hero as “a person, typically a man, who is admired for his courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.”
Different people have different heroes whom they look up to or try to emulate. However, whoever they may be, sport stars, film stars, politicians, social activists or businessman they all do possess certain qualities which set them apart from the commoners.
The first and the foremost quality of a hero is his courage.
A hero is laden with all the essential faculties, which are instrumental to accomplish what he seeks.
Sacrifice is a quality that stands unique from all the other virtues which makes a hero noble in his deeds.
A hero is unflinching in his or her determination and believes in his ability without the whiff of dubiety.
Being focused is also one of the most prominent qualities of a hero.
A true hero is always empathetic, benevolent and shows a great deal of compassion and tenderness to those ailing or in distress. They do not give up simply rather they are focused to withstand all the consequences that they may encounter in their path. It is a set of unshakable thoughts or beliefs, which cannot be altered by any chance. Whatever be the type of responsibility entailed on them, they take it up with utmost sincerity and take it to its logical conclusion.
They whole-heartedly dedicate themselves to the task, which is set, and work towards its completion. He or she has fierce loyalties in the sense that he or she is faithful to whatever tasks they take up.
Honesty forms the base of all his efforts.
They are determined to fight challenges with resolute courageousness.
Whatever a hero maybe—a warrior, a preacher—wisdom is always an attribute that all of them possess.
It’s considerably difficult to find a modern-day hero. There are benign world leaders, peacemakers, soldiers, activists, or philanthropists.
Beowulf was a hero in the times of the Angles-Saxons.But heroism can happen in the most unexpected places, and it’s not limited to a life-long career of do-goodery; it’s what many neurologists have determined to be a human predisposition.
Anyone can become a hero given the opportunity, and yet not everyone does. Albert Einstein referring to Gandhi once quoted “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.”
My incomplete List:
My first hero is my Daughter: Against all the odds she achieved a University Degree.
Next is Angelia Merkel Chancellor of Germany: Against all the odds she opened Germany to welcoming war-torn countries refugees. Against the back ground history of Germany if anyone deserves the Nobel Prize she does.
Next all Astronauts: Any human that sits on top of 3,821,722 lb off fuel, deserves to be a hero.
The Tank man: Temporarily stopped the progression of a column of tanks on the morning of June 5th 1989, armed only with two shopping bags that he carried in each hand.
Rosa Parks: Is famous for one thing, and that is refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus.
Jane Addams: A pioneer for women’s suffrage.
Witold Pilecki: Was a member of the Polish resistance and when these unknown camps started appearing all over Poland during the 1940s, he made it his mission to discover what secrets the Nazi party were hiding. He deliberately got himself arrested by the Nazis so that he could infiltrate one of the camps, Auschwitz.
William Wilberforce: Was an English philanthropist and politician who actively fought against the abolishment of the slave trade.
Oskar Schindler: Was a German industrialist who was part of the Nazi party and is credited for saving the lives of over one thousand Jewish people.
Martin Luther King Jr: Is considered to be one of America’s greatest orators and he was eventually assassinated because of his work in advancing the civil rights campaign.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: President of the USA.
Anne Frank: force to go into hiding during the Holocaust, she and her family spent 25 months hiding in a maze of room above her father’s office in Amsterdam.
Nelson Mandela, Stephen Hawking, Neil Armstrong, Micheal Castell’s.
Unfortunately, the internet isn’t big enough to write down the names of every single person who has made a difference, because despite how you sometimes feel, there is still some good left in this world.