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What makes a Hero,These are my thoughts on people we call heros and who I think are the true one and who are not,There are all types in all colors and nationalities . We need more of them for us all to live together on this planet.

Submitted: July 20, 2007

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Submitted: July 20, 2007

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   HEROS

 

 

THE DICTIONARY VERSION

THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT TYPE OF THINGS THAT MAKE A HERO .IN THE DICTIONARY IT SAYS A HERO IS VALIANT ,BRAVE,FEARLESS ,NOBLE AND,COURAGEOUS . IM SURE ALL THESES THINGS ARE MANY OF THE TRAITS THAT ALOT OF ARE HEROS HAVE . TO EVERYONE A HERO COULD BE MANY DIFFERENT THINGS TO A SMALL CHILD HIS FATHER,MOTHER,TEACHER OR THE MAN NEXT DOOR CAN BE HIS HERO. TO SOMEBODY WITH A PET THE FIREMAN THAT GETS THEIR CAT OUT OF A TREE WOULD BE A HERO. TO THE HOMELESS A PERSON THAT HELPS THEM GET A MEAL WOULD BE THERE HERO. NONE OF THESE HEROS FIT THE DICTIONARY VERSION OF WHAT A HERO IS BUT TO THE PEOPLE THEY HELP THEY ARE A HERO NEVER THE LESS. THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF HEROS .SOME FIT INTO THE DICTIONARY VERSION AND SOME ARE JUST COMMON PEOPLE THAT MAKE SOMEONE FEEL IMPORTANT OR SAFE AROND THEM. SOMEONE THAT CARES FOR OTHER PEOPLE AND IS WILLING TO HELP WITHOUT LOOKING FOR A REWARD CAN BE CONSIDERED A HERO.

 

WHAT MAKES A HERO .WHAT MADE THE NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS RUSH IN TO THE TWIN TOWERS TO SAVE PEOPLE THEY DIDNT EVEN KNOW OR WHAT MADE THOSE ORDINARY PEOPLE ON THAT PLANE THAT CRASHED INTO THE FIELD IN PENSYLVANIA THAT DAY DECIDE TO TRY TO TAKE OVER THAT PLANE FROM THE TERROISTS .WHAT MAKES A PROFESSIOAL FOOTBALL PLAYER MAKEING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS VOLENTEER TO GO TO IRAQ AND DIE FOR HIS COUNTRY. NOT BECAUSE THEY GOT PAID AND THAT WAS THERE JOB. NOT BECAUSE THATS WHAT PEOPLE EXPECTED FROM THEM.SOME WERE RICH AND SOME WERE POOR ,SOME WERE WEAK AND SOME WERE STRONG. THEY WERE ALL SOMEBODIES LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS SOME WERE AFRAID OF THE DARK ,SOME WERE THE LAST GUY PICKED ON SPORTS TEAMS ,SOME COULD MAKE YOU LAUGH, OTHERS WERE JUST THE KID IN SCHOOL THAT NOBODY NOTICED.WHAT THEY ALL HAD IN COMMON WAS THAT ONE THING INSIDE THEM THAT ALOT OF PEOPLE ARE MISSING THAT ONE GENE IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT MAKES THEM CARE ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE IN A WAY THAT THEY WOULD SACRIFICE THERE LIFE TO TRY TO SAVE SOMEONE ELSE THAT THEY DIDNT EVEN KNOW..I FIND THE STRANGE THING ABOUT THIS IS I DONT EVEN THINK THEY KNOW THEY HAVE IT. IT WAS JUST THERE AND WHEN IT NEEDED TO COME OUT THESE SPECIAL PEOPLE RESPONDED AND BECAME HEROS.

ALL THROUGH TIME THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HERE . IM NOT SURE IF IT WASNT FOR THESE PEOPLE THE WORLD COULD EXSIT.THIS DOSENT MEAN EVERY MAN THAT FIGHTS IN A WAR ,OR IS A POLICE MAN OR FIREMAN HAS IT .THERE ARE SOME THAT DO IT FOR MONEY, EGO ,POWER OR JUST TO HAVE CONTROL OVER OTHER PEOPLE.THESE ARENT BAD PEOPLE WE NEED SOME OF THEM TO FILL IN THE BLANKS IN ARE POLICE AND FIRE DEPT AND ARE ARMED SERVICES. BUT THE SPECIAL ONES ARE THE ONES THAT RESPOND WITH OUT THOUGHT OF THERE SELF PRESERVATION WITH JUST THE THOUGHT THAT THEY CAN HELP SOMEONE. THESE PEOPLE DONT LOOK AT THEMSELVES AS HEROS. THEY JUST LOOK AT THEM SELVES AS REGULAR HUMAN BEINGS THAT CARE ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE IN A WAY THAT MANY DONT UNDERSTAND AND PROBABLY NEVER WILL.LET ME MAKE SOMETHING CLEAR RIGHT FROM THE START I AM NOT A HERO.IM SURE SOMEWHERE IN MY LIFE I HAVE HELPED SOMEBODY THAT LOOKED UP TO ME AND I MIGHT HAVE BEEN THERE HERO FOR THAT BRIEF MOMENT BUT THE THINGS I DID FOR PEOPLE ALWAYS HAVE AN ULTERIOR MOTIVE . IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD SO I NEVER CAN LOOK AT MYSELF AS A HERO.I WAS DRAFT AGE DURING VIETNAM BUT I DIDNT GO BECAUSE I WAS MARRIED WITH A CHILD .SOME OF MY FRIENDS GOT KILLED OVER THERE AND MY WHOLE LIFE I HAD REGRETTED NOT GOING. I WORKED FOR A FIRE DEPT FOR 17 YEARS . I WENT INTO BURNING BUILDING TO TRY TO SAVE PEOPLE AND PROPERTY AND GAVE MOUTH TO MOUTH RESISTATION TO DIEING PEOPLE AND SOME OF THEM VOMITED IN MY MOUTH AND I JUST SPIT AND KEPT ON GOING BECAUSE OF THE DESIRE I HAD TO SAVE THAT PERSON AND I PUT MYSELF IN DANGEROUS POSITIONS BECAUSE I CARED AND THE ONLY WAY I COULD FEEL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF WAS TO HELP OTHERS. I HOPE I HAVE THAT THING IN SIDE ME THAT I TALKED ABOUT PREVIOUSLY BUT I HAVE NEVER BEEN PUT TO THE TEST. THE TRUE VERSION OF HEROS ARE THE ONES THAT MAKE THAT ULTIMATE SACRIFICE TO HELP PEOPLE THAT CANT HELP THEMSELVES. I WAS NEVER IN A POSITION WERE I THOUGHT MY LIFE WAS IN DANGER TO KNOW WHAT MY CHOICE WOULD HAVE BEEN .I THINK AND I HOPE THAT I WAS THE KIND OF GUY THAT WOULD HAVE MADE THE RIGHT DICISION. AFTER 911 I DID ALOT OF THINKING ABOUT THE MIND SET IT TOOK TO GET THOSE MEN TO GO INTO THAT BUILDING .I COULD SEE WERE MYSELF AND SOME OF THE MEN I WORKED ON THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WITH WOULD HAVE MADE THE SAME CHOICE.WHEN YOU WORK EVERYDAY WITH THE THOUGHT THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO PUT YOURSELF IN A DANGEROUS SITUATIONS YOUR MIND SET BECOMES THAT YOU CAN GET OUT OF ANY SITUATION AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS HELPING OTHERS.

ARE THEY REALLY HEROS

 

IVE SEEN BIG STRONG FIREMAN WHO ALWAYS ACTED LIKE A TOUGH GUY AROUND THE FIRE HOUSE GO IN TO A BURNING BUILDING TO BRING OUT AN ANIMAL AND TRY TO REVIVE A DOG OR A BIRD THAT THEY BROUGHT OUT OF A BURNING BUILDING BY DOING MOUTH TO MOUTH RESUSITATION. IF THEY DIDNT SAVE THEM THEY WOULD GET A TEAR IN THERE EYE. THESE SAME PEOPLE WOULD BE ABUSIVE TO THERE WIFE AND CHILDREN AND WOULD NEVER HAVE A KIND WORD TO SAY ABOUT PEOPLE THAT WERE LESS FORTUNATE THEN THEMSELVES.

I OFTEN WONDERED WHAT WAS THE MIND SET THAT THEY WOULD RISK THERE LIFE TO HELP PEOPLE OR ANIMALS IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION BUT WHEN THEY WOULD SEE THESE SAME PEOPLE ON THE OUTSIDE THEY WOULD BE JUDGEMENTAL AND CRITICAL OF HOW THESE PEOPLE LIVED.SOMETIME I THINK THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARENT ACTING LIKE HEROS BECAUSE THEY CARE ABOUT PEOPLE BUT THEY WANT THEMSELVES TO LOOK GOOD AND THEY ARE SO SMALL INSIDE THAT THEY THINK THATS A WAY THEY CAN GET PEOPLE TO LOOK UP TO THEM.UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE A LOT OF THE PEOPLE ON ARE POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS THAT NEED SELF GRATIFICATION AND THE FEELING THAT THEY ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN OTHER PEOPLE.

WHO WAS MY HERO

I WAS BORN IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN TO A MOTHER AND FATHER THAT BOTH WORKED IN FACTORIES.THEY WERE BOTH GOOD HONEST HARD WORKING PEOPLE. I HAD A BROTHER NAMED LARRY THAT WAS THREE YEARS OLDER THEN ME. HE HAD MUSCULAR DISTROPHY AND COULD NOT WALK AND NEEDED TO BE TAKEN CARE OF 24 HOURS A DAY .WHEN I BECAME OLD ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO TAKE CARE OF HIM IT BECAME MY JOB WHEN MY MOTHER AND FATHER WORKED. I DIDNT KNOW AT THE TIME HOW THIS WOULD EFFECT MY LIFE . THROUGH HIM I LEARNED TO ACCEPT LIFE FOR WHAT IT IS WITHOUT COMPLAINT AND TO SEE PEOPLE IN NEED IN A DIFFERENT WAY . EVEN THOUGH HE COULDNT WALK AND COULDNT TAKE CARE OF HIMSELF HE WAS ONE OF THE STRONGEST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER KNOWN. HE WENT THROUGH LIFE SEEING THE GOOD IN EVERYTHING AND HE TAUGHT ME TO DO THE SAME. HE DIED AT 17 YEARS OLD BUT HE LEFT HIS LEGACY THROUGH ME AND THROUGHOUT MY LIFE WHEN I SEE SOMEBODY IN NEED I TRY TO HELP. LARRY WAS MY HERO.

WHAT MAKES THEM TICK

I SPEND ALOT OF TIME TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT MAKES THESE SPECIAL PEOPLE .WHAT HAPPENED IN THERE LIFE TO MAKE THEM CARE ABOUT PEOPLE THEY DONT EVEN KNOW .IVE DECIDED THAT HEROS COME IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES THEY CAN GIVE THERE LIVES HELPING PEOPLE LIKE THE FIREFIGHTERS IN THE TWIN TOWERS OR THEY CAN SPEND THERE LIVES HELPING PEOPLE AND TEACHING PEOPLE AND SHOWING TRUE CONCERN FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE LESS FORTUNATE THEN THEMSELVES. WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE THOSE HEROS THAT WILL GIVE UP THERE LIVES TO TRY TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE.WE ALSO NEED THE KIND OF HEROS THAT CARE ABOUT PEOPLE IN NEED AND WILL DO THERE PART TO HELP THERE FELLOW MAN. THESE PEOPLE ARE HIDDEN IN THERE OWN LIVES MOST OF THE TIME BUT WHEN SOME TRAGADY OR NATURAL DISATER OCCURS THEY COME FROM EVERYWHERE TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED.SOMETHING IN SIDE THEM MAKES THEM COME . THEY HAVE AN OVERWELMING SINCE OF CARING FOR PEOPLE THAT THEY DONT EVEN KNOW . I OFTEN WONDER IF IN THERE MINDS THEY SAY THIS COULD HAPPEN TO ME SO I MUST BE THERE FOR THESE PEOPLE BECAUSE SOMEBODY WILL BE THERE FOR ME.WHAT EVER THE REASON DURING THESE TIMES OF CRISIS IT IS A GOOD FEELING TO KNOW THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE THERE TO HELP AND GIVE WHEN THERE NEEDED.

 

REGULAR PROPLE CAN BECOME HEROS

LETS TALK FIRST ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE THAT WAKE UP IN THE MORNING NOT KNOWING BY THE END OF THE DAY THEY ARE GOING TO BE A HERO. THE AVERAGE PEOPLE THAT ARENT IN A DANGEROUS JOB THAT JUST GO TO WORK DAY IN AND DAY OUT TRYING TO GET AHEAD AND TAKE CARE OF THERE FAMILIY.SOMETHING HAPPENS TO THEM ON THAT CERTAIN DAY WHEN THEY HAVE TO MAKE A DISCISION TO HELP ANOTHER PERSON. THEY DONT THINK ABOUT BEING A HERO THEY JUST REACT TO A SITUATION AND WHEN ITS ALL OVER PEOPLE CALL THEM A HERO.IT REMINDS ME OF THE MAN THAT JUMPED IN TO THE RIVER IN WASHTINGTON DC YEARS AGO.TO SAVE A PASSENGER OF A PLANE THAT CRASHED. THE TEMPERATURE OF THE WATER WAS SO COLD YOU COULD ONLY STAY IN IT A FEW MINUTES. THE MAN DECIDED IN THAT SP[LIT SECOND THAT HE WOULD RISK HIS LIFE FOR ANOTHER PERSON.THIS MAN HAD THAT THING INSIDE OF HIM THAT I AM TALKING ABOUT THAT SETS HIM APART FROM OTHER PEOPLE AND MAKES HIM A HERO.A LOT OF TIME BECOMING A HERO IS FORCED ON US BY THE SITUATION. IN WAR SELF PRESERVATION OFTEN MAKES HEROS. THE SILVER STAR IS THE SECOND HIGHEST METAL YOU CAN RECIEVE BELOW THE METAL OF HONOR. I HAD A CLOSE FRIEND IN VIETNAM THAT GOT TWO SIVER STARS I WAS ONE OF THE FEW PEOPLE HE SHOWED THEM TO AND HE EXPLAINED THAT THEY CALLED HIM A HERO BUT HE DIDNT REALLY FEEL LIKE ONE BECAUSE TO GET THESE SIVER STARS HE KILLED HUMAN BEINGS TO SAVE HIMSELF AND THE MEN IN HIS PLATOON. IT ALL HAPPENED SO FAST HE DIEDNT HAVE TIME TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO HE JUST REACTED.HE WAS NOT ALL THAT PROUD OF BEING CONSIDERED A HERO. I THINK IN COMBAT AS WELL AS ON THE POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENTS THIS IS OFTEN THE CASE AND PEOPLE BECOME HEROS BY SAVING THEMSELVES AND IT JUST SO HAPPENS IN DOING SO THEY SAVE PEOPLE AROUND THEM. IT DOSENT MAKE THEM LESS OF A HERO . THEY HAVE PUT THEMSELF IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION TO TRY TO HELP OTHERS SO THEY DESERVE THE DISIGNATION OF HERO

THE UNRECONIZED HEROS

ABOVE I DECRIBED THE HEROS WE READ ABOUT AND SEE PICTURES OF IN THE PAPER THEY ARE ALL GOOD PEOPLE WITH THAT SPECIAL THING INSIDE THEM THAT I TAKED ABOUT THAT MAKES THEM HEROS.BUT NOW I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE EVERYDAY HEROS THE PEOPLE THAT DO THINGS UNSELFISHLY TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED . THEY WILL NEVER HAVE THE DISIGNATION OF HERO BUT THERE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE SOLDIERS AND THE POLICE AND FIREMAN TO THE PEOPLE THEY HELP.THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT WORK IN THE HOMELESS SHELTERS AND THE SOUP KITCHENS .THE PEOPLE THAT VOLENTEER TO HELP BUILD HOMES FOR PEOPLE WITH THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY. THE DOCTORS THAT WORK IN FREE CLINICS FOR PEOPLE THAT CANT AFFORD A DOCTOR. ALL THE VOLENTEERS THAT WENT TO HELP THE KATRINA VICTIMS . THESE ARE NOT RICH PEOPLE THAT CAN AFFORD TO TAKE TIME OFF WORK .THEY ARE JUST PEOPLE THAT HAVE THAT OVERWELMING DESIRE TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT INTEREST ME .WHERE DID THEY GET THAT FEELING FROM. I HAVE A DAUGHTER THAT HAS THIS FEELING INSIDE HER .SHE ALWAYS TRIES TO HELP THE HOMELESS AND THE NEEDY.I AM VERY PROUD THAT SHE IS MY DAUGHTER.SHE WAS NOT RAISED IN A POOR FAMILY WHERE YOU MIGHT THINK SHE HAD EMPATHY FOR PEOPLE IN NEED BECAUSE OF THE WAY SHE GREW UP. ITS JUST SOMETHING THAT IS INSIDE HER THAT MAKES HER CARE ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE UNFORTUNATE. I BRING HER UP BECAUSE SHE IS JUST ONE OF THOSE HEROS THAT WILL NEVER BE DISIGNATED THAT WAY .SHE WILL NEVER GET AN AWARD FOR IT .BUT IT DOSENT MATTER IT IS JUST SOMETHING SHE HAS TO DO TO MAKE HER FEEL RIGHT ABOUT HERSELF. THERE ARE 1000S OF PEOPLE OUT THERE JUST LIKE HER THAT SHARE WITH OTHERS . THESE ARE SOME VERY SPECIAL HEROS THAT WE VERY SELDOM RECOGNIZE. THAT WE PASS ON THE STREET EVERYDAY AND DONT EVEN KNOW IT.I AM ALWAYS GLAD TO MEET ONE OF THESE PEOPLE THAT HAVE REAL COMPASSION FOR OTHER PEOPLE AND DONT JUDGE OTHER PEOPLE FOR THE STATUS IN THE COMMUNITY BUT SEE PEOPLE AS ANOTHER HUMAN BEING WITH NEEDS .

 

UNAPPRICIATED HEROS

THROUGHOUT TIME PREJUDICE HAS BEEN APART OF CIVILAZATION .PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PREJUDIE OVER RACE,NATIONALITY ,RELIGION, SOCIAL STANDING ,GENDER, AND A MILLION OTHER REASONS PEOPLE HAVE USED TO FIND THEMSELVES SUPERIOR TO OTHERS. IN ALL THIS TIME THAT PEOPLE WERE BEING SOCIALY OUTCAST AND DID NOT HAVE EQUALITY IN THERE OWN LAND BUT WHEN THEY WERE CALLED ON THEY SHOWED GREAT HEROISM. AMERICAN INDIANS WERE TREATED LIKE SAVAGES BUT WHEN AMERICA WENT TO WAR MANY INDIANS FOUGHT NEXT TO WHITE MEN AND STILL DIDNT GET RESPECT. IN THE CIVIL WAR EVEN THOUGH BLACK MEN WERE TREATED WITH MANY INDIGNITIES THEY FOUGHT AND DIED IN THE WAR .IN WORLD WAR ONE AND TWO MANY BLACKS, AMRERICAN INDIANS, CHINESE FOUGHT AND DIED FOR THIS COUNTRY MANY BECAME HEROS AND WENT BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AND GAVE UP THERE LIVES FOR THERE FELLOW WHITE SOLDIERS. IN VIETNAM 50000 AMERICANS WERE KILLED OF ALL COLORS NATIONALITIES AND RELIGIONS. IN ALL THESE WARS EVEN THOUGH HEROS CAME FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE .WHEN THEY CAME BACK HOME THEY WERE TREATED WITH ALOT OF THE SAME PREJUDICES. WE MUST OFTEN WONDER HOW A MAN WHO IS LOOKED DOWN ON IN HIS OWN COUNTRY CANT USE THE SAME RESTROOM,COUNDNT EAT IN THE SAME RESTAURANT, WOULD BE TREATED WITH DISTAIN BY THE SAME PEOPLE HE HAD JUST FOUGHT FOR AND MANY OF HIS BROTHERS HAD GIVEN THERE LIVES. WHAT THESE PEOPLE COULD HAVE IN THERE MIND TO MAKE THEM WILLING TO FIGHT AND DIE FOR A COUNTRY THAT TREATED THEM LIKE SECOND CLASS CITIZENS NO MATTER WHAT HOW MANY DIED OR HOW MANY DID HEROIC THINGS. PEOPLE WILL MAKE GREAT ATHLETES THERE HEROS NO MATTER WHAT COLOR WHEN THESE PEOPLE ARE PAID MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO DO SOMETHING THEY ENJOY. THESE SAME PEOPLE WILL CRINGE IF THEY SEE A BLACK HOMELESS MAN THAT WAS DISABLED IN THE WAR SIT DOWN NEXT TO THEM AT A RESTAURANT. IT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU HOW SMALL PEOPLE CAN BE IN HOW THEY EVALUATE WHAT IS IMPORTANT.

 

 

UNSUNG HEROS

WHO ARE THE IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN ARE SOCIETY.I WOULD SAY THE MOST IMPRTANT PEOPLE ARE THE ONES THAT TEACH ARE CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY ARE THE FUTURE. THESE ARE THE ONES THAT WILL MOLD ARE CHILDRENS MINDS TO BECOME GOOD CITIZENS AND TEACH THEM WHAT IS IMPORTANT IN LIFE, I DONT MEAN JUST THE ELEMENTRY AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS .CHILDREN LEARN FROM WHOEVER THEY COME IN CONTACT WITH DURING THERE LIFE .THAT MEANS IN DAY CARE ,CHURCH, OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES AND AT HOME . THE CHILDREN MUST LEARN BY EXAMPLE WHAT IS IMPORTANT IN LIFE AND WHAT CAN NOT BE TOLERATED SUCH AS PREJUDICE, GREED ,IMMORAL ATTITUDES.THEY MUST BE TAUGHT TO GIVE OF THEMSELVES TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE . WHAT I FIND MOST INTERESTING IS THE PEOPLE I FEEL ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ARE REALLY TREATED THE LEAST IMPORTANT IN ARE SOCIETY.

..THE WORLD HAS BECOME SO SUPERFICIAL THAT WERE WILLING TO RESPECT AND PAY HUGE MONEY TO PEOPLE WHO AMUSE US BUT WERE WILLING TO LOOK DOWN ON THE TRUE UNSUNG HEROS THE TEACHERS BECAUSE THEY DIDNT DECIDE TO LOOK AT MONEY AS THERE FIRST PRIORTY IN LIFE.THEY LOOKED AT THE FUTURE OF ARE CHILDREN AS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN ARE SOCIETY. MOST OF THES PEOPLE JUST BARELY GET BY IN LIFE WHILE PEOPLE SUCH AS ATHELETES , ROCK STARS AND ACTORS AND ACTRESSES BECOME MEGA RICH AND LOOK AT TEACHERS AS PEOPLE THAT DIDNT MAKE IT.THE TEACHERS ARE DIFFENTLY THE UNSUNG HEROS.

 

POLITICIANS OR NON HEROS

IT SEEMED THAT IN THE 1950S WHEN I WAS GOING THROUGH SCHOOL WE LOOKED UP TO ARE POLITICIANS

WE LOKED BACK AT GEORGE WASHINTON THE FATHER OF ARE COUNTRY AND TO ABRAHAM LINCOIN AS THE MAN THAT HELPED FREE THE SLAVES. WE LOOKED AT THESE PEOPLE AS THE HEROS OF ARE COUNTRY. TODAY THE POLITICIANS ARE LOOKED AT IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WAY. THEY ARE LOOKED AT WITH MISTRUST AND DISTAIN AT THE START OF A CAMPAIN FOR OFFICE THE POLITICIANS ALL SAY THEY MUST HELP THE AVERAGE GUY AND THE NEEDY.WITH BETTER MEDICAL BENIFITS ,MORE JOBS., LESS TAXES,MORE SECURETY .DO WE REALLY THINK THAT ONE OF THESE POLITICIANS ACTUALLY KNOWS OR CARES ABOUT THE AVERAGE PERSON . THEY DONT EVEN NO WHAT AN AVERAGE PERSON IS .MOST HAVE NEVER WORKED A HARD DAY IN THERE LIFE .WENT TO THE FINEST SCHOOLS AND WERE RAISED BY WEALTHY PARENTS THAT ONLY CARED ABOUT MAKING MORE MONEY .THE AVERAGE GUY PAYS THE MOST OF THE TAXES IN THIS COUNTRY THAT THESE POLITICIANS ARE SQUADERING AWAY AND YET THE AVERAGE GUY HAS VERY LITTLE SAY IN HOW THE COUNTRY IS RUN OR WHAT THE PRORITIES ARE.IN ARE LIVES. THE POLITICIANS DONT CARE ABOUT THE PRICE OF FUEL ALL THERE FUEL IS PAYED FOR BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THE SAME THING GOES FOR HEALTH CARE ,PESION BENIFITS, AIR TRAVEL AND EVEN THOUGH THEY MAKE MUCH MORE MONEY THEN THE AVERAGE GUY THEY EVEN GET FREE POSTAGE. THERE VACATIONS ARE ALL PAID FOR BY SOME LOBBIEST THAT WANT THEM TO VOTE FOR A BILL THAT WILL FAVOR THE COMPANY THE LOBBIEST WORKS FOR PLUS A MILLION OTHER PERKS THAT COME WITH THE JOB.HOW COULD THSE PEOPLE POSSIBLY NO HOW THE AVERAGE GUY LIVES DAY TO DAY. THEY SURE CANT RELATE TO TO THE NEEDY PEOPLE.THIS IS THE RICHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AND WE HAVE ELDERLY THAT CANT AFFORD THE MEDICATIONS TO KEEP THEM ALIVE. HOMELESS PEOPLE THAT HAVE TO SLEEP IN THE STREET AND CHILDREN THAT HAVE TO GO TO BED HUNGRY WELL WE SEND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO OTHER COUNTRIES AND HELP OTHER COUNTRIES WITH THERE NATURAL DIASTERS WELL THERE ARE STILL PEOPLE THAT WERE IN HURICANE KATRINA THAT ARE HOME LESS.THE IRRESPONSIBLE PEOPLE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPENT BILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TAX PAYER MONEY ON THINGS THAT WERE NEVEN USED THAT WERE JUST DISPOSED OF WHILE PEOPLE ARE LIVING ON THE STREET AND CHILDREN ARE STARVING. IT USE TO BE PEOPLE LOOKED UP TO POLITICIANS AS SPECIAL PEOPLE ALMOST AS HEROS BUT THEY CANT BE CONSIDERED HEROS ANYMORE WHEN THEY THROW AWAY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND KEEP GETTING RICHER WELL THE GAP BETWEEN THE RICH AND THE POOR IN THIS COUNTRY KEEPS GETTING LARGER AND LARGER AND THE POLITICIANS DONT CARE AS LONG AS THEY KEEP GETTING THIERS.WE CANT BELIEVE WHAT THEY SAY WHEN THERE TRYING TO BE ELECTED BECAUSE THEY WILL TELL WHATEVER LIE IT TAKES.THEN AFTER THERE ELECTED THEY WILL BLAME THE OPPISITE PARTY FOR NOT DOING ANYTHING FOR THE AVERAGE GUY OR THE NEEDY WELL THERE COATING THERE POCKETS WITH MORE MONEY.WHEN THERE OUT OF OFFICE THEY WILL CONTINUE TO GET RICH OFF THE PEOPLE WITH THERE PENSIONS .THEY WILL GO AROUND THE COUNTRY AND CRITISIZE THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT FOR BIG MONEY. THE POLITICIANS ARE THE FARTHEST THING FROM BEING HEROS AND ONLESS WE GET SOME PEOPLE IN OFFICE THAT ACUTALLY CARE ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THIS COUNTY IS IN FOR SOME DIFFICULT TIMES .

 

 

WHERE ARE THE RELIGIOUS HEROS

I WAS RASIED CATHOLIC AND THE PRIESTS AND NUNS THAT TAUGHT ME WERE ALWAYS THOUGHT OF AS SPECIAL PEOPLE THAT KNEW WHAT GOD WANTED US TO DO. THEY WOULD TEACH THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND WHAT WAS RIGHT AND WRONG . IT INSTILLED CERTIAN VALUS IN ME THAT I HAVE CARRIED THROUGHOUT MY LIFE.EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE STRICKED I PUT THEM ON A PEDISTAL AS THE GOOD PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND YOU COULD AMOST SAY I LOOKED UP TO THEM LIKE I WOULD A HERO. SO MANY THINGS HAVE CHANGED . PEOPLE COMPLAIN ABOUT RELIGION BECAUSE IT CANT BE TAUGHT OR DISCUSED IN SCHOOL OR EVEN IN A PUBLIC FORUM. tHE PRIEST I USED TO REVERE ARE COMMITING THE ULTIMATE SIN BY SEXUALLY ABUSING CHILDREN AND NOT EVEN BEING PUNISHED FOR IT .MONEY AND BIG CHURCHES SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY THING THESE RELIGIONS ARE LOOKING FOR. THESE HEROS ARE THE ONES THAT WE NEED THE MOST TO TEACH ARE CHILDREN MORAL VALUES AND THE DIFFENCE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG.WHEN WE TAKE RELIGION OUT OF ARE CIVILIZATION NO MATTER WHAT RELIGION IT IS WE BREED ANARGY. I THINK THE ONE THING RELIGION GAVE ME AS A SMALL CHILD WAS A CONSIOUS. NOT BECAUSE OF THE FEAR OF GOING TO HELL BUT BECAUSE HOW MY ACTIONS WOULD EFFECT OTHER PEOPLE. I LEARNED NOT TO DO THINGS THAT WOULD HAVE A NEGATIVE ENFLUENCE ON OTHERS . WHEN I DID SOMETHING TO HURT OTHER PEOPLE I COULD SEE IT IN THERE EYES AND IT MADE ME FEEL LIKE I HAD LET THEM DOWN AND GOD DOWN.I LEARNED TO BE NON JUDGEMENTAL AND TREAT ALL PEOPLE WITH RESPECT NO MATTER WHAT THERE CIRCUMSTANCE WERE.DURING MY LIFE I HAVE NOT ALWAYS DONE THIS BUT WHEN I REALIZED MY MISTAKE I WOULD APPOLIGIZE AND TRY TO MAKE UP FOR MY MISTAKE. IM NOT SAYING THERE ARE NOT GOOD PEOPLE IN THE CHURCHES THAT ARE TRYING TO DO THR RIGHT THING.THE PEOPLE THAT GO TO THE CHURCHES HAVE BECOME MORE MISTRUSTING AND HAVE LOST FAITH IN A LOT OF THE MORAL VALUES THAT ARE TAUGHT.ITS SAD THAT WE ARE LOSING THESE HEROS.

 

I DONT KOW WHAT THE ANSWER IS BUT I DO KNOW THAT WE MUST STICK TOGETHER AND HELP EACH OTHERBECAUSE WE CANT DEPEND ON THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN GOVERNMENT.THE PEOPLE OF THIS WORLD MUST DEPEND ON EACH OTHER .WE MUST BECOME A SOCIETY OF PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE .WE MUST ALL BECOME HEROS.

 


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