October 7, 1996
Why I have no Hero
talent to be considered one? Well, some of us seem to think so. Then there is the
community. To me a hero has to have a few selected qualities, and I haven’t met anyone
who can fulfill all three.
helped. A person that is to be considered a hero must be naturally good and work for
the negative effects of something they have done if the good it causes out weighs the bad.
honest with the public so that he/she will get the public’s support to retain that hero status
among them, and possibly gain that status with more individuals. Being honest is a quality
people, but you know that you did something to wrong many of your followers to better
yourself. Even though you knew it was wrong, you did it and you are constantly
reminding yourself that it will turn out good and then no one will ever find out. You were
betrayed “your public.”
Trustworthiness is possibly the best and most valuable virtue of a hero in my eyes.
there when you said you would. Also, it is necessary for people to trust you and what you
say to them, and for them to know that you will stick to your word and not let them down.
To be trustworthy you have to value what you say and say what you mean. If you would
happen to give a false promise, you will most likely be caught in that lie and lose the status
you deserve or think you still deserve. You would also be hard pressed to find someone
that would still believe anything you say after one fairly sizable mistake. That would really
A hero must meet these three standards, and as of yet I know of no one who can
presently do this. There are hundreds of people who can meet any one of these
characteristics; of these there are probably a few dozen who can fulfill two of them. But
of all the people I have known and met, is there a person who I look up to, and can meet
someone who I will consider a hero, as I have several people in the past. I’m sure there is
someone out there who strives to meet these and I hope there is.