Knight in shining armor

“I think a hero is any person who is intent on making this a better place for all the people.”

-Maya Angelou

Have you ever shared the last piece of your chocolate with your younger sibling? Have you ever given your seat to someone else while traveling in Mumbai local or Delhi metro? Have you ever stayed up late or kept aside your essential work to be a shoulder to cry on for your friend? Have you ever fallen from your bike, stood up, and started riding it again? Have you ever beaten diseases you felt was going to take your breath away? Have you ever felt lost and still faced the day with grace and humility? If you have ever done things like these in your life, you are already a Hero.

Keep that smile on! Pat your back, and clap for yourself. It’s really true. You don’t need to build monuments, create a multi-dollar revolutionary idea, or become successful to be a hero. Heroes are superman without the cape. They are ordinary people who believe in making this world a better place by being who they are. They are people who have known the challenges of life and have emerged stronger and humbler from the experiences.

I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it’s a verb.

-Robert Downey, Jr.

  • Struggles are the womb to heroes

A hero is not born out of somewhere, instead created out of all the struggles that life throws at him. Transform your challenges into a source of learning and emerge out as a stronger person. Do not shy away from difficulties in life because a hero attributes his resilience to these. Have the courage to face the fears and move ahead with grit and positivity. Have strong faith in yourself that there is nothing you cannot overcome. If you look at all the Cancer survivors, they are a definition of a hero!

“My mother is my Hero. I have watched her overcome so many things but still able to smile. It’s one thing to overcome adversity and to be scarred and to carry that with you. But it is a mark of a true Hero to be able to still smile amidst all.”

-Rashad Evans

  • Your values make you fly

The cape that all the superheroes carry with them is nothing but their values and integrity. If you want to be a hero, never shed your cape. Sometimes the cape may be caught in some mayhem, and you would like to get rid of it totally and fly away, but remember it is the cape that gives you the strength to fly. Stick to your values. They are the roots that keep you grounded in your purpose. They are the anchor in turbulent seas when you are out there saving the world. You may have to make certain sacrifices to be staying true to your purpose. A hero doesn’t consider them as sacrifices; those are regular steps that he takes towards a greater purpose.

The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.

-Felix Adler

  • The heart of Gold

If you want to see heroes in flesh and skin, visit hospitals, country borders, agricultural lands. The people you find here, engrossed in serving other souls selflessly, is a true mark of a hero. You do not need to be in a  particular profession to be called a hero. If you can invest your life in the greater good and betterment of the people around you, you are closer to being a hero.

 “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”

 – Arthur Ashe

  • The lens of empathy and compassion

What differentiates a hero from the ordinary is his ability to feel your emotions. Mother Teressa was one of the warmest heroes that can ever be in the history of our lives. Heroes have a heart like an ice cream, which can melt with even a little warmth. When you define your actions with compassion and empathy, you genuinely radiate an aura that heals with just your presence. Be the presence that heals and shines!

“When I was very young, most of my childhood heroes wore capes, flew through the air, or picked up buildings with one arm. But as I grew, my heroes changed, so that now I can honestly say that anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.”

– Fred Rogers

Remember how when milk turns sour, we Indians make paneer (cottage cheese) out of it. Do you know with the same process, we can also produce ghee? Our life is like this whole process. Even if it gets sour, there is always something you can make out of it. It may not go according to your plan, but the new plan will also fetch you something you didn’t plan. And who knows, it may be better than what you had planned. A hero is an expert at handling sour milk because he knows that not always everything will be as you have planned.

All it takes to be a Hero is a little perspective and the intent of wanting to spread kindness in the world.

“Heroes are made by the path they choose, not by the powers they are graced with.”

-Brodi Ashton


“Heroes are made by the path they choose, not by the powers they are graced with.”

  • “Heroes are made by the path they choose, not by the powers they are graced with.”
  • Qualities of a Hero by Dane Wallance: MissouriStatecourses

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