Heroes, who are they? How can we truly say that he or she is a hero?
I believe that each one of us has their own hero. He can be a realistic hero or just a fantasy one. It is up to the person looking up to their hero why they considered him or her as their personal hero. In line with that, I believe that each one of us can be a hero in our own little ways. A kid helping an elder cross the street can be considered a hero. OFWs who leave their family in the Philippines just for them to have a better life through working abroad, away from their families are also heroes. And there are the national Heroes like Andres Bonifacio and Jose Rizal who fought for the Philippines. A hero can be from big to small but no matter how big or how small they are it is not about that, it is about how they have helped and inspired the people who looked up to them. It is all about the point of view of the people who they consider as their hero.
The people who try to make a difference in this world and who can move it can be a hero in people’s hearts. To be a hero, you do not have to be known like a saint or a president or a philanthropist to be one but as long as you inspire or move even a person in the world can make you a hero. This can be associated to what Mother Teresa said,“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create ripples.” The heroes that we consider today should not be limited on how big or small they have done to the society because every single person can be a hero to someone.
-Mantes, Angela Camille M.