Heroes

By Seth Singleton

We need heroes.

Heroes define our world.

Heroic actions resonate like ripples on a pond.

Heroes are the example we aspire to model.

Hero of all Sizes Photo by Esteban Lopez on Unsplash

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Living and surviving are heroic acts.

Growing, reaching and striving, these are all heroic tasks.

Choosing to do and be more are challenges that come with risks.

Heroes make the choice to take the risk.

Heroes inspire people to be more

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Heroes come in all sizes.

Heroes come in many shapes and sizes.

Heroes are young children and old women.

Parents can be heroes to sons and daughters.

Older siblings can support and even rescue younger brothers and sisters.

Heroes are timeless.

Heroes have been a part of our mythology for millennia.

Since the oral tradition of storytelling under starlight, heroes hold our attention.

Achilles and Gilgamesh and Unumbotte and John Henry and Gandhi captivate our imagination.

Heroes are part of the story, not the whole story

Heroes don’t exist forever.

This is important.

The role of a hero changes.

At some point, heroes pass on this knowledge.

They have children or take on a protegé or amass a wealth of knowledge that can benefit others.

Heroes never do it alonePhoto by Steve Halama on Unsplash

 

Heroes need help.

Guides, teachers, apprentices, tricksters, and antagonists all provide heroes with tools.

Heroes are born every day

New heroes are always rising to the occasion.

There are always new stories, about ordinary and extraordinary people, defying expectations and accomplishing the impossible.

 

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