Hero's, defined by America
I see the word 'hero' or 'heroic' thrown around a lot in many different ways.
Definition I found for hero: person, typically a man, who is admired for courage or noble qualities.
From a yahoo finance article I just read: "But here's the thing. Through the post-crisis period, American consumers and individuals have made — and are continuing to make — serious, sometimes heroic efforts to save, stay current on financial obligations, and pay down and restructure debt"
So according to this definition, being heroic is just paying back what you owe. I wonder if I am a hero for going to work, not killing people, and avoiding pillaging.
I remember reading a blog once where a kid killed himself and it was a memorial page. People were referring to him as heroic, and a soldier.
When did hero's start killing themselves...and I thought soldiers killed OTHERS
Now the third one. I always here about firefighters being called hereoic. Now my question is...can you be considered a hero for doing something you're paid to do? Is a doctor a hero for saving a life, or is it just part of his job? I could see calling a banker heroic for rescuing somebody from a fire...but a firefighters?
I would like to hear some opinions on this.