I, I will be king
And you, you will be queen
Though nothing will drive them away
We can beat them, just for one day
We can be Heroes, just for one day
David Bowie – Heroes
I don’t think I’ve ever really looked at one person and identified them as a hero.
But I know many many people who are more heroic than they seem to realise.
Which is more heroic, to be the first man on the moon or the first woman in space?
To save a child from a burning building, or be able to get out of the house for the first time in a week?
To stand up in the face of ridicule and abuse, or to lavish praise on the pampered few who hold the spotlight of the media? Or to be considered pampered and hate every second of it.
Everyone is a hero in one way or another.
The scale does not go from 1 to 10.
I’d rather know 100 people who don’t think they are heroic, than 1 person who thinks they are.