- Created: Saturday, 20 November 2010 22:45
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I am amazed at the usage of the word “hero” in our society. Everybody is a hero. People that I have heard called “hero” recently:
I have come to a conclusion that is VERY Politically Incorrect. The reason why we refer to everyone as heroes is because we have lost the sense of “duty.”
Why are we calling people heroes that are doing what they should? signed up to do? or were just being responsible?
I am VERY appreciative of the police & firemen that risk their lives for our sake. I thank them. I honor them. But didn’t they apply for it? Aren’t they getting paid for it?
I am VERY appreciative of the soldiers (past & present) that risk their lives for our sake. I thank them. I honor them. But didn’t they enlist? We haven’t had the draft in years. Aren’t they getting paid for it?
Should I applaud a girl that finishes High School with a baby? What about the girls that made a decision to abstain from sex & finish? Finishing school is a given - they are heroes for accomplishing a basic education requirement?
Single mothers - motherhood was never designed as a solo flight. I know things happen - not all are their fault. However the ripple affect of single parenting is tearing at the very fiber of our nation & has a lasting affect on the children (despite what social scientists say).
Definition of a hero: a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act & is regarded as a model or ideal.
In other words - many that we call heroes today were common people doing their duty yesterday. Yes, we have reached a point where the norm of yesterday has become the heroic of today.