He said, “My father is my hero”. I thought it was the nicest thing I have heard in a while, I guess it’s nice to have your parent as your hero. After all, everyone has got to have a hero, someone that inspires you, someone you look up to, that person can never do wrong in your eyes. It reminded me of a line in the song “Robin Williams by Ceelo Green”, which says, “What’s life’s going to become when we don’t have any more heroes”. Heroes are one thing I believe everyone has, the fact that his father is his hero was rare because I hardly see anyone who has either of their parents as a hero. Most of us have a hard time trying to get along with them first. There are communication issues, relationship issues, and authority issues, just issues after issues.
It got me thinking about heroes and who people’s heroes are. I believe I got to a point where I chose to be my own hero. Growing up I kept imagining who I wanted to be and where I wanted to be. I had too many heroes but then I got to that point where I could only see me, a better me, the future me and I became my own hero. I could see me and what I saw inspired me. I keep aspiring to get there and be her. When I get to that point and became who I saw, I see a better future me, and how beautiful and happy she is always pushes me forward. Most of us do not even know what heroes are, some of us never had to chance to have a hero, the rest of us has different people as there hero, and a few of us are our own hero.
The thing we should all know is, heroes are human beings too. No matter who your hero is; your father, your mother, your powerful uncle, Oprah Winfrey, Barrack Obama, your Pastor, the single woman next door that raises two kids all by herself and still manages to have a successful business, the celebrity that came from the same crappy neighborhood as you but now owns an entire estate in the expensive part of town, the Doctor who saved your life growing up, that young man you know that started off as an office assistant now he runs a billion dollar company. The fact is whoever your hero is, do not forget they are human beings too and they have shortcomings, they make mistakes and they can disappoint you, but that doesn’t mean they are less of a hero, it just makes them human beings too.
People like us that have ourselves as our heroes, maybe because we can’t stand the thought of getting disappointed or just because we are built that way. We disappoint ourselves every time; it’s safer for us I guess, to be the one than to leave it to someone else. We make mistakes but yet we keep going, we do not give up, even though most times we think about it, but the future we see doesn’t allow it. Being your own hero means you have the chance to set a standard for yourself, you have the chance to look ahead, see where you want to be and who you want to be. You have the time to work towards it and work on yourself. You have the chance to make mistakes, maybe not necessarily mistakes; you just get to choose the “you” that work most. You never stop moulding and pushing yourself because when you get to that place that you think was it for you, you don’t stop; you keep setting higher standards and you don’t stop evolving.