Heroism: The Idea of a Hero Can be Perceived in Different Ways

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The idea of a hero can be perceived in different ways. People are usually defined as heroes due to personal life experiences or accomplishments. But I think that true heroes are just everyday people who are trying to do what’s right. A hero is someone who is determined to do what’s right no matter the cost, someone who is selfless in challenging situations. The two people in my life that I consider as heroes are Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and my mother Anne Mozingo.
My mother is my hero because at a young age my dad died unexpectedly of a brain aneurism when I was one and one half years old. Over the years she provided for me as a single mother and I am extremely grateful for her. I understand the difficulties she must have went through being a single mother but she did everything in her power to make my life as wonderful as possible from going to Bali and seeing the culture to sending me to a very nice private school. She provided everything I needed as a little kid and she also went out of her way to give me things I wanted aside from the things I needed. I feel myself fortunate to be her son and extremely thankful for all the love and gifts she has given me.
One of the most important characteristics of a hero is kindness and this completely explains my mom. I was about ten years old when I realized how much of a hero my mother is. I began to understand all the consequences and disciplinary actions inflicted on me were not her trying to be mean, but her teaching me simple life lessons and skills. I recall a time back when I was around seven or eight where I threw an enormous tantrum about my bedtime. Being the hero that my mother is, she made me go to bed at eight o’clock no matter my excuse. At the time I though...

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...eness than giving their students each a fair and quality education. As I grow up I hope to see more progress towards equality and fairness for all, and fewer instances racism in sports and people paying women unfair wages. My mother is the most influential woman in my life. I feel fortunate for being born as her son. She is always there for me and I feel that there is no other person nearest to my heart than my mother. Luckily, we had Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Mozingo who inspire us, make us happy and make our world a better place.

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