what qualifies a hero?

@murkie (1105)
Philippines
April 10, 2011 7:24am CST
the philippines just celebrated the commemoration of the fall of bataan. the event usually recognizes the soldiers during the WWII. these soldiers were considered heroes. as usual, the media is into taking the poll of some citizens with the question: who is your hero? as it turns out, most of the "heroes" mentioned in the top of the list were questionable, at least in my opinion. i don't know if the people that were interviewed even know the definition of a hero. or they are just influenced without even knowing the facts. or maybe they are well aware of it, and it just so happened that i got standards different from theirs. which got me wondering. how would you define a hero? and what would qualify someone to be considered a hero?
2 responses
@sswallace21 (1824)
• United States
10 Apr 11
A hero to me is someone who sacrifies their own life to save the lives of others. I consider all military personal heroes. These people sacarify their lives day in and day out to protect other. They do this even if they may not agree to the cause of a war. People don't necessarily have to die to be a hero. Unfortunately, a lot a people do and have. A person who jumps in front of a moving car to save a child would also be a hero in my eyes. Best Wishes
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@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
10 Apr 11
i see soldiers as heroes too. but not all of them. some may sacrifice themselves, but some has some other reasons and most of the time, it is not what they are supposed to be doing. the person who saves lives would surely be a hero to me.
• Philippines
11 Apr 11
Heroes die for the taking a regular juan dela cruz is hungry and thirsty. Slowly aching of hunger while kickbacks and sop's in government and pabaon system is wide awakening.
@murkie (1105)
• Philippines
11 Apr 11
thank you for your response. however, i find it hard to understand what you wanted to express. i also am not sure if this is relevant to the topic at hand, or if you wanted to convey any meaning at all. anyway, thanks again.