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Who are the heroes of today How is the word hero used to describe certain people People such as Sadem Hussian Fidel Castro and Osama bin Laden and at the same time being used to describe people such as Jesus Christ Mother Theresa and the New York Firefighters and policemen The word Hero has been used a great deal in the news sometimes rather loosely Websters Dictionary defines the word hero as a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities one who shows great courage an object of extreme admiration and devotion A hero to me is not just someone with great strength or courage it can be someone that offers a helping hand or some one who offers some good advice or a simple smile Today people view certain people as heroes that others view as something less For example Osama bin Laden the people of his country view him as a hero and the people of the US and some other countries see him as a threat and a terrorist I believe that true heroism comes from within I doubt any of the people that went into the collapsing buildings on that unforgettable day even thought twice about it they just did it Just like people that help others Jessica White they dont think about it they just do it I think that true heroes have good morals ethics and a positive attitude The word hero has been used a great deal in the news sometimes rather loosely and if the news of today would step back and think about what a hero really is and focus on the good maybe
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