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             Who is your hero? When asked that question, some people might answer by saying that their parents, or doctors or teachers are their heroes. However, a lot of people will answer the question by saying that celebrities and athletes are their heroes. This is because celebrities and athletes are the ones who are most displayed and shown through movies and television. They are looked up to and respected and they are the main interest in the society today because the media is a major aspect of American peoples" lives. People want to become successful like these celebrities and athletes and they want to live as happy and as comfortably as them as they seem to live. However, this should not be the case, since athletes and celebrities do not fit exactly under the category of what a hero is defined as. .
             So then, what exactly is a hero? A hero is someone who is admired for his achievements and his noble qualities. It is someone who is brave and courageous and extremely devoted to something. A hero is a genuine person who cares for the well being and prosperity of others without seeking any attention for fame or redemption. Someone who goes beyond one's expectations may be considered a hero. A heroic person must be willing to sacrifice his/her life for the society and for what is best for the society. This shows that material possessions and worldly things such as wealth do not matter in life, and that finding happiness in helping others does matter. Heroes are needed because they give people something to aspire to and they provide hope and meaning to people's lives. .
             There are many reasons why people might say their heroes are celebrities or athletes. Their parents might not have been there for them and so they do not consider their parents their heroes. Another reason they might not consider their parents their heroes is that their parents could have been bad influences in their lives.

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