Wednesday, May 10, 2006

How you can become a hero

"Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials."
- Gerald W. Johnson

We need heroes. They act as markers to assure us that the world is on the right track despite all the evidence we see around us to the contrary.

When times are at their worst, heroes seem to appear in great numbers. That's because the acts of good people that ordinarily receive little attention in good times seem more significant in bad times. When times are tough, we recognize the good acts that happen around us every day.

Heroes are created by the media, from otherwise ordinary people. The media teach us why a certain person should be recognized as a hero. We acknowledge their heroism because we believe what the media teach us.

Therefore, you are a hero waiting to happen. If you want to be reocngized as a hero, you must do things to help others, without regard for reward for yourself.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to show everyone how to become a hero.
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