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Heroes If a hero is properly defined as somebody who does something dangerous to help somebody else then the heroes of Greek mythology do not qualify They were a pretty selfish and arrogant bunch --in other words not exactly role models for the younger generation of today The funny thing about Greek myths is that most of the great heroes had a such a strong preference for working alone that they were virtually unable to engage in regular social interaction with their peers In fact heroes can never have peers since they believe that they are unique and live their lives in this manner To us they may seem uncooperative egotistical and fatally flawed by arrogant pride but we should remember that our world on the other hand produces many persons flawed by having no sense of their own value or personal identity My idea of a hero is someone who genuinely cares for the well being and prosperity of others without searching for fame or redemption However it seems that in the Golden Age the heros sole motivation was fame and displacement from their peers The people I call heroes today are the common people who dare to enrich the lives of total strangers for the sake of humanity The way the people of Greece lived is evident in the selection of their heroes Mostly all Greek heroes were great warriors strong willed and relentless in their pursuit for fortune This was inspiring to a people who had very little power and very little distance from their peers Today we recognize a hero as someone who inspires us to come together and rise as a whole Someone who commits a courageous action without considering the consequences Now my example of a heroheroine would be Mother Teresa Her life was spent helping the sick the homeless the orphaned and the poor in India Among her many works was the establishment of foundations
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