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What is a hero and where did we come up with the definition of a hero Is a hero a big and strong man who can fly and has laser eyes or is it someone like you and me We all live our lives hearing the term superhero and we see someone with inhuman capabilities What if an earthquake hits your area that makes a school crumble and there are children trapped inside Who do you see is going to save them Is it Superman Spiderman or even Captain America We think this way because we were raised on these views of a hero by television and media Todays portrayal of a hero is one with supernatural abilities a superhero not a regular human being that we can look up to who takes risks for others without any reward in return but we need to see that anyone can be a heroBefore the heroes of today there were people in the past who changed our world for the better humans who in the eyes of many were seen as heroes First of all what is the definition of a hero Psychologist Philip Zimbardo defines the characteristics of heroism as simply put the key to heroism is a concern for other people in need- a concern to defend a moral cause knowing there is a personal risk done without expectation of reward Zimbardo A hero is a person who puts someone elses needs before their own a hero helps those in need We have had heroes like this for many years Heroes of the past were human with no other special ability than what any human has todaySome of our biggest heroes of America were our presidents who fought for the rights of the people and not for their own gain We all know of our first president George Washington who was involved in the American Revolution in the Battle of Trenton Lodge had this to
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