My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
This rings very true. In corollary, they have no needs for medals.
Very wise - doing things not for glory seeking or gain, but because its the right thing to do - that is the mark of a true hero for me
It seems really true to me as well.NP, Thanks for sharing.Best Wishes.
I don't think anyone plans to be a hero. It's a combination of the right person at the right time. Except they don't know they're the right person.
Damn - does that mean I've put up with being married for 12 years for nothing? Declaring myself a hero for wife survival is all that's been keeping me going!
@Glen: Sorry to undermine your life illusion, but that's what we aphorists do.@Layla: Yes, when the toilet breaks down or we get sick, we discover who our real heroes are.@Harvey & Paul: Yes, it's the quiet ones, the humble ones, that make the real difference in this world.@Sai: I agree. I think heroism, on the part of the hero, must always be a completely unexpected thing.@Ibn: Dear friend, it's always a joy to see you hear.
@Ibn: Sorry. That should be here, not hear.
That's Amazing.They never need to be heroes, coz they are really heroes. m impressed. i like it too much.-----------------Entertainment Buzz
@Dharak: thanks for your insightful comment.
It's always a joy to see you "hear" may be more fitting than "here".
I like it - it recognises the choice of the hero. Motivational that.
Nice definition of heroes- yep, they do heroic things because they are that way. For example people who jump in the water to save a drowning person do not think twice - it is just the reflex and he jumps. Each of your quotation can start a blog or a nice conversation. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my blog too. All the best - Dita.http://www.alankarshilpa.blogspot.comhttp://www.alankarshilpa.etsy.comhttp://www.bead-z-mommys-business.com
Marty, I agree with you. I lived in NYC during Sept 11. My perspective of a "hero" was forever changed.
I fully believe in heroism being a largely involuntary thing. No act is courageous unless one is terrified to do it, yet does it anyway when one feels called upon.
I like this a lot!
Who designates a person to be hero? Perhaps those who believe they would fail to accomplish a victory under the same circumstances.No one knows what anyone is capable of in adverse circumstances.No one will successfully digest victory unless they have tasted defeat as the entrée.PS. The sweet trolley rarely runs silently on well-oiled wheels.