Sunday, May 21, 2006

everyone is a hero

they talk a lot about heroes these days. make them idols, give them titles, name streets, perfumes, houses, pets and even children after them. they write pages and punchlines about a hero's life. everybody loves a hero. so who is a hero anyway? someone who can do things that no one else can? someone who can speak, dance or sing well? someone who hails from a popular family? why is it that we are able to celebrate the lives of those heroes whom we have'nt met or known in person, but fail to recogonize the hero inside each and everyone of us? there are heroes who rise to the occasion and then quietly slip away. a man who jumps into a building on fire to save an eight year old, a man who satnds up against the odds in his life, a man who lives his life the way he wants to withouit worrying about pleasing others; they are all heroes. in most movies and plays its always the hero who says the best dialouge, its he who fights for what is right, its the hero who is all powerful and intelligent. its always the hero whom we all like to relate with. but we must learn to appreciate the everyday heroes like you and me. you dont always have to climb the highest mountain or win the toughest election or write the best book to be a hero. any man who lives his life with a purpopse and brings out the best in him is a hero. we all are.

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