For quite a long time, heroism is always associated with death. Adults used to say that anybody striving to be hero is usually killed nowadays. (Pinapatay ang nagpapakabayani ngayon) It is very popular that it has become a common knowledge and a warning. In return, commonly, people just remain silent in the midst of evil occurring even within their doorsteps. They have become afraid, paranoid, and passive.
|Whenever we do things in the best way that we can, |
we are heroes. (Photo courtesy of google search.)
Those deeds mentioned are ordinary practice of citizens abroad but appear to be uncommon in our society this type of hype shows. Is our country in search of modern day heroes? Does heroism has become seldom and an extraordinary affair among ourselves?
The truth is its not! There are various types of heroism ordinarily happening out there but are just clouded by the evil doers because of our passive stance to ward off these evils. Heroism isn’t only about dying because heroism is a natural gift to every one of us.
Farmers and fishermen who honestly, patiently, dedicatedly and industriously doing their jobs to support their families until they are able to slowly get out of abject poverty no matter how long and difficult is an extraordinary heroism already. Teachers, policemen, soldiers, and all public servants who undyingly serves our people in the best possible they can all portray an extraordinary type of heroism. All government officials including politicians whose dignity remains untainted, honesty uncorrupted and service above self rendered is an extraordinary heroism. Private individuals, who honestly pay taxes due to them, proudly follow the laws of the land; participate in all undertakings for the common good are all heroes.
They are all our MODERN DAY HEROES. So who says therefore that heroism is difficult to do? Who is saying that anybody who is striving to be heroes is usually killed? Yes there are instances. But we should not forget, we will all die if it’s our time already wherever we are. There could be dead heroes but there are also lots and lots of living heroes. All we need is to open our eyes and look for ourselves inside out.
As the lyrics of the song by Mariah Carey which became popular two decades ago, we just don’t have to be afraid of doing so.
“There’s a hero. If you look inside your heart, you don’t have to be afraid of what you are. There’s an answer, if you reach into your soul, and the sorrow that you know will melt away.”
The song further says that, once the hero comes along, it goes with it the strength we need to drive away all our fears including the knowledge that we can survive. It furthers, “So when you feel like hope is gone, look inside you and be strong, and you finally see the truth, that a hero lies in you.”
Evils should not be happening within our doorstep for evils to occur is for few good men to do nothing. Being a hero isn’t about dying for it is more about living. It is about living a good, godly righteous life which is as easy and natural as breathing because we are all designed to be good and live the best and righteous way that we can.
Kudos brothers and sisters out there!
Watch out for stories of heroism particularly among our teachers in the succeeding post as we celebrate the World Teachers Month.