Heroes. People who choose to display mankind's more noble and valiant traits. For all the bad and evil people in the world, somewhere in the mix there is someone different. A person who doesn't let evil seduce them. People will argue that good and evil are human concepts; this is true. But the ideas of good and evil need to exist. Good will help us flourish and keep order; Evil will let us revert back to our complete animal selves; animals ruled by nothing but desire. All you have to do is pick up a newspaper or look at the evening news to know that our world can be a sad and frightening place. Wars, terrorism, sexual crimes, human and animal rights abuse; these things are part of our reality. On a smaller scale, we probably see bad things happen in our daily lives anyway. Stealing, cheating, racism, hate... for supposedly highly intelligent beings we don't act very intelligent at certain times. It's easy to feel hopeless, like we are just being pulled along by the winds of fate. If only there was someone who could give hope, and be the single person to face the evils of our world; evils that we and we alone have created. The world needs these "heroes". People think that heroes have to be amazingly powerful and unnaturally strong to be a hero. Truth is, heroes are everywhere. If you even give one thought to the people around you, and have that little bit of compassion, then you already have the makings of a hero. I'm not saying to put on a cape and go Rambo and liberate everyone; that kind of thing is movie material. But you don't have to go looking for heroes, you just might be one yourself. Giving to the less fortunate, defending a person being bullied, standing out in the face of adversity; these things make you noble. Evil is always about overpowering desires and the easy way out. It's easy to cheat, easy to go with a group and verbally abuse a single person, easy to start war. But these things are cowardly and reveal the weakness in the people who do them. It takes a person of true spirit to even think about facing the evils of society, but many people possess this fighting spirit. So somewhere out there, for every bad person, there is a person who will refuse to bend to the will of our weaker, more evil selves. They can be people walking past you on the street, that kid in your math class, the driver next to you on the road. But they are there. And when something bad happens, these people will show what human beings are truly capable of. We can be brave, compassionate, and empathic people. You have the free will to decide what you want to do in your life. Who knows, maybe you have a little of the hero in you.
A not very timely note
This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.
- G. Jan 2013
- G. Jan 2013