Sunday, December 16, 2007

The Greatest American Hero

I know that what I am about to say is not something new,it's just not said enough. It seems as if society has a tendency to over idolize all of the wrong people,for all of the wrong reasons,excluding the true heros. This is just my opinion;but the true heros are the men and women that go to work on a daily basis supporting themselves, and others at jobs that offer little rewards, and meager pay. In my opinion, the single parent that raises children with little,or no support is a hero. The volunteer social worker at the city shelter that non-judgemetally offers hope and assistance.The police officer that has not forgotten they were hired to protect and serve,not bully or intimidate. The fireman that rushes into a burning building. And there are so many others.
What's sad is;so many especially our youth,would rather admire an athlete,singer, or movie star. To borrow the words of another,"It is easier for a rich man to get through the eye of a needle,than through the gates of heaven." Being monetarily wealthy does not impress me. In my mind the truly rich is one that gives unselfishly of themselves. Sometimes it seems as if we are a society that is setting itself up for failure, because we have forgotten what's honorable,and what is just hype.

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