The dictionary defines it as
|1. remarkably brave person: somebody who commits an act of remarkable bravery or who has shown an admirable quality such as great courage or strength of character|
|2. somebody admired: somebody who is admired for outstanding qualities or achievements|
While this gives us a general idea of what to look up to, everyone's exact idea of a hero is different from everyone else.
So, keeping this in mind, I wonder what a hero is in my own opinion.
They're honest, do what's best for someone, even when that someone thinks otherwise. They are moral and are not swayed by temptation. They're someone to look up to, someone that you know that you can trust no matter the situation. You can rely on them to be there when you're in trouble.
All in all, they do good things, lots of them. They are not perfect people - nobody is.
Instead, they do the best they can, using the skills they have to better the world they live in.
I want to be someone's hero.
Whether it's my daughter, or my friend, or a total stranger. If it's now, or in a month, or many years from now, it matters not. The notion that someone looks up to me is overwhelming to me. It feels awesome.