What really defines a hero? Is it donning a cape and stalking the darkness of the night while waiting for wrongdoers to reveal themselves? Is it swinging around the city on some fancy webs and saving the civilian in distress? Will putting on a mask or a cool costume really give us the ability to soar through the skies and serve as humanity’s protectors? Probably not, but being a hero is a lot less complex then we imagine.
Hero, by definition, is somebody who commits an act of remarkable bravery or who has shown an admirable quality, such as great courage or strength of character. The courage to act when the time calls for it is a trait that is shared amongst all heroes. To place personal wants and even needs aside to aid another is as selfless and commendable as stopping a masked bandit from fleeing a bank robbery. Although the praise and celebration might not be as great in the two examples, the feeling of doing a heroic deed will be equally rewarding. Doing the right thing is not always an easy choice, but sometimes it’s the choice that makes a greater difference.
Of course, right and wrong are in the eyes of the beholder, but a small does of common sense really does go a long way. So, let us slip on our invisible capes and cool costumes! Prepare your invisible webs for working overtime because the world needs more heroes.