Tag Archives: everyday hero

We are All Responsible for Mass Shootings. Here’s How Heroism Can Help.

Another mass shooting in the United States. Another call for thoughts and prayers. Another round of bickering about causes and solutions that goes nowhere. Then what do we do? Do we reset the tragedy clock and hopelessly wait for it to happen again? We all know that’s not a satisfactory answer. We know we can’t […]
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Why You Need and Don’t Need Role Models

I was a teenager in the early 1990s when Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to their first championship three-peat. I was a chubby white kid from the suburbs and I couldn’t play basketball to save my life. But it was the era of “I Wanna Be Like Mike.” Jordan was one of those sports […]
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Heroes Making a Difference in the Community (Part 2)

I recently had another conversation about the meaning of heroism, during which I was again confronted with the common belief that to be a hero one must do something “extraordinary.” Yes, once again it boiled down to the “only emergencies and wars make heroes” perception. In light of this, I thought it was time to […]
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How Heroes Can Make a Difference: In the Community

In case you missed it, I’ve written about a concept I call the H.E.R.O. mindset on this blog. It provides four fundamental aspects of what it means to be a hero, and offers a positive way of thinking about and living your life. That’s a big reason for this blog’s existence: to help you take […]
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