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A World Without Hero Throughout the history man had worshiped heroes just like the way they worshiped gods People deified the heroes making them the models of the society In dictionaries a hero is defined as a person distinguished by extraordinary courage and noble qualities Nowadays the meaning of the word hero has changed it is no longer suitable for describing the fearless warriors in the battlefields as they seem so powerless against the highly advanced weapons A modern hero is born without bloodshed However the change of the meaning of this word might have caused some misconception about this word Just turn on the TV it is quite common to hear someone called another person some kind of hero all of a sudden the world seems filled with heroes and heroines as if we are living in the Utopia In fact all these so-called heroes are just some phonies they have done a thing but acquiring fame and personal interests All these heroes stories are nothing but a farce The people feel so sick and jaded Eventually they begin to realize that they are living in a world without hero heroism is no longer what they believe in and they chose cynicism and selfishness in spite of all the religious teaching of altruism and sacrifice The ones that would sacrifice are considered foolish self-destructive aberrations and are to be snorted at And time and time again facts have proven that the Darwinian evolution has eliminated any single specie that is foolish enough to sacrifice for others It is not hard to believe this astonishing theory for anyone who has read Elie Wisels Night Men fought each other to death over some bread crumbles the son killed his old father for a little piece of bread This story suggests that human are just like animals heir emotions and morality will always be taken over by the most basic animal instincts - selfishness We cannot deny
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