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Do you qualify In todays modern times we hear the word hero all of the time The news media throws the term around as if it is an everyday word What exactly is a hero Who or what can be classified as a heroic The correct definition of the word hero is One invested with heroic qualities in the opinions of others That is a fine definition for books and intellectual minds To the average person however a hero is much more To better understand what a heroic quality is it may be easier to describe what a hero is not Nearly everyday on television people talk of athletes and celebrities as being heroes but are they To put it mildly they are not heroes at all Possibly role models but for the most part not in possession of heroic qualities When Michael Jordan and Bruce Willis by risking their lives save an abandoned child from a typhoon they will possess the qualities to be called heroes in my opinion Policemen and firemen are at times classified as heroes Until they prove themselves they are just ordinary people The title heroic is not given by occupation rather by achievement So what exactly is a hero Parents are true heroes Most parental units sacrifice time money love and everything else for their children When times are tough good parents do all they can to make things better for their children Mothers and fathers often work two jobs late at night or on weekends to provide for their kids My mom is always there for me when I am sick telling me she wishes she were the sick one She also reassures me that she always has an extra kidney if I happen to need one I personally view my parents as true heroes for all they do have done and will do A local hero emerged recently in Flint Police Officer Leslie Keely
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