: a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities
: a person who is greatly admired
Heroes. They can be world leaders, pop stars, creatives, activists, family members, a neighbor. They can be found anywhere.
We all love heroes, don’t we? Heroes can prove to us that the fight is worth fighting. They help us learn to persevere – to keep fighting – even when it feels as though we have been defeated. Heroes teach us that nobody is perfect and that imperfection is no reason to give up.
Heroes can inspire us to find and act on our own greatness. They show us that we can make an impact. We can make the world a better place.
We asked our interns about someone they consider a personal hero. This is what they shared…
My personal hero is an 18 year old Pakistani girl who once said, “It is also important that we should say no to wrong. And if there is something going wrong we must have the confidence to say that this thing is going wrong, and we must raise our voice.” That 18 year old girl is Malala Yousafzai. I admire her fearless perseverance in the fight for girls’ education. Her bravery, kindness and eloquence are traits that awe and inspire me! – Clivane
Hmmm… I don’t know that I have a “personal hero”. I honestly like to find inspiration and motivation from individuals. My peers, my friends, my fraternity brothers, my family members have such incredible stories. Their stories are able to be related to and are real. Seeing people around me overcome incredible obstacles and excelling in what they love is so inspiring to me. – Blake
When you think about someone who is a hero in your eyes, who comes to mind?
Share your own personal hero with us in the comments.