O! A dream without a plan is just a wish, and a plan without a goal is just a scratch, and a person who achieves his plans is just a hero! Welcome our heroes everywhere, from the US, Australia, Romania, Pakistan, n Saudi Arabia 😉
Why do we need heroes?
People need heroes because heroes save or improve lives and because heroes are inspiring. But we also need heroes for surprising reasons that go beyond the direct benefits of heroic action. Heroes elevate us emotionally; they heal our psychological ills; they build connections between people; they encourage us to transform ourselves for the better; and they call us to become heroes and help others.
There has been many views about heroes and the importance of their roles in our lives, and the majority agreed that heroes are significant for children, to give them a role model and to encourage good moral sense in them.
One of the studies revealed that heroes improved our lives in many ways, among which was raising the sense of elevation in us, which gives us satisfaction as well as admiration when we watch a good act is being done by a hero.
Also, the research claimed that heroes were always told to us in stories, which usually calm our psychological wounds, such as fears, insecurities, or instabilities in our lives. It nourished our hopes, and gave us faith in doing the right thing.
That sense of comfort we get from listening to heroes, provides us with connection with others as well. It strengthens our community because there is some kind of unsaid agreements on the values we all appreciate. It brings us all together.
I, personally, see the importance of heroes in giving us the self-confidence that a hero has. The guts to fight the wrong, to care for the weak, to defend the poor, and to stand up for immoral acts, all are good qualities. It shows us how to earn our success and to be proud about it. “Alice Through The Looking Glass” one of Disney movies which is a good example of that.
Heroism has that soothing effect on our lives. I bet everyone of you have experience that feeling I am talking about when you watched a Superwoman’s movie, or a Batman’s picture.
Heroes show us how to change our lives, to have a transformation phase, from being normal individual into being gigantic heroic figure. It inspires us how to be heroes ourselves, which is absolutely awesome to be.
People can agree or disagree about considering some persons heroes. For example, one would consider Napoleon Bonaparte a hero, being able to remedy many problems faced France in less than one year of his ruling. Another person could see Bonaparte as a cruel tyrant for invading other countries.
Nevertheless, heroes’ importance in our lives is tremendous, not only for inspiring our kids, but also for nourishing our morality and values.
The word “hero” was a female name, originally came from an old Greek story, and Shakespeare used it too as a female name:
In Greek legend she was the lover of Leander, who would swim across the Hellespont each night to meet her. He was killed on one such occasion when he got caught in a storm while in the water, and when Hero saw his dead body she drowned herself. This is also the name of a character in Shakespeare‘s play ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (1599).
Let’s be all heroes then, and until we talk again, keep looking at our topics’ list, to catch up with what you missed.
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