Two men offer their perspectives on heroes for the first ‘100 Words on Heroes’.
A hero works unforgiving jobs without complaint for four decades just so he can take his family on vacations, coach his kids’ first t-ball teams, and be there every time his children—and wife for that matter—walk across a stage with their diploma in hand.
– Scott Healey
I was born into a secure and loving family that made sure of my well being. Because of this I searched out uncertainty by studying abroad in France, where I was uncertain if I would be able to connect with others who spoke a different language. It is here that I have finally learned to love certainty.
My personal heroes are pillars of certainty, who act with benevolence to others. Uncertain people try to eliminate others who would question them, but it takes someone who is truly certain of his or her choices to live a peaceful life.
I’m extending a new call for submissions. I’m looking for 100 words on becoming a hero. How is it done? Do you aspire to be a hero? What are the problems with wanting to be a hero? January 5th is the new deadline for submissions. Keep ‘em coming. Email to [email protected]
Photo— Flickr/ Ewen Roberts