Sat, Dec 18, 2010
In the old days, heroes were a plenty. People found themselves inspired by those who have taken a stand against all odds and took them as role models. Those heroes, men and women alike, were normal people like everybody but they took a stand against things they saw as unjust. They were normal but somehow in the tales passed from friend to friend and parent to child, they became shrouded in mystery. They took on supernatural characteristics that were never theirs but the projections of those who spoke their tales and envisioned themselves heroes too. Heroes of old became the sum of the dreams and potentials of those who told their stories. They became beacons of morality and above the pity faults of the people of their times. Heroes became role models that showed young men and women the potential that they could be and ignited their passions. The heroes became not just the people who had done the deeds but the concept of breaking human limits.
Today however it seems there are no heroes. Sure there are many that stand against injustice in their lives, hundreds that everyday take one step further against all the odds. But these are not heroes for their stories are either untold and forgotten or worse told in entirely. Today, the lives of our would be heroes are not shrouded with mystery and built on with dreams and hopes, No today their lives are shown completely naked to us so we see their success and their failure, their confidence and doubt. Today would be heroes never grow to become more than just people, they never become milestones that the young hope to reach and surpass. Today our heroes no longer grow to be associated with the potential of a human being and are alas cast into only being associated with their own lives.
Today there are no heroes because we no longer forget the mistakes they did on the way. Today there are no heroes because we can no longer paint over their lives our own dreams and hopes. Today with all our media, we so easily see the faults of our would be heroes and tell ourselves it is okay not to reach our full potential since those great people did not.
Where did all the heroes go? I think they are still here but we no longer wish to see them for it is easier to sit and watch then to live to your potential. But to those of you who have read this far I say, I believe you can be heroes so why not start moving towards your potential for I am sure somewhere out there a little boy and a little girl want to dream of reaching where you can go.