A figure in mythology and renowned for exceptional courage and fortitude. That’s the definition of the word hero, found in the Webster’s Dictionary. But there are more definitions to the word, than those found in the dictionary. Heroes can be many things athletes, superheroes, and even some parents.
Growing up everyone has their favorite superhero, Batman, Superman, or Spiderman, there’s one you liked. When you’re that young those are the only heroes you really know about. Superheroes are fictional characters though, that why they have a younger fan base. Then as you grow older, your heroic figures begin to change. During your teen years, kids mostly look up to athletes as heroes. Kids look up to sports figures, mostly because they play the same sport, and see themselves as their sports hero when they grow up. The kids see themselves on television, making money, and having a great lifestyle for many years to come. Athletes are also good role models, because they take big roles in the community around them.
Last but not least parents can be heroes too. Most people aren’t quick to think that their parents are candidates to be heroes. I was one of those people. Just the other day my mom asked me who my hero was, and I told her I didn’t have one. Later that day I thought about what she had asked me, and realized that my parents are my heroes. I thought back as far as I could remember, and remembered all the things they have done for me. Throughout time I’ve always taken things for granted, not realizing how much they sacrificed for me. For doing that they are my heroes, although they may annoy me, and give me boring speeches that I don’t want to hear, I know that there’s are reason for them.