Are You A Modern Day Hero?

image - Flickr / Kevin Dinkel
image – Flickr / Kevin Dinkel

In one way or another, varying circumstances, different levels of intensities, infinite reasons, and unfounded trepidation; we are all afraid to move. To make that step; Fearing that we would fall or that we will find ourselves alone; Fearing that the other person has left you to traverse a path meant for you both.

It takes so much courage to say “I will,” but even a lot more to achieve the “I already have.” Where do fear stem? Evidently, it is unreasonable, for if we are able to rationalize our fear, it will cease being so. I guess it is safe to say that everyone feared the dark at some point in their chromatic lives. We have always associated the dark to danger – a complete enigma that threatens our safety. As adults, people have learned that there is no bogeyman hiding under the bed or monsters waiting to jump out of closets. They have learned that creatures were only made of shadows that can be eliminated by light. They realize that the dark is not scary. It does not equal a jungle or a forest where one has a high rate mortality.

My predicaments are not those of a child anymore. You too, share my predicaments. I figured no one is really entirely indifferent; everyone has something to care about. Secretly we go deep into our own chambers and ensure that the thing we treasure most is still there. Even vagabonds have somewhere to return; even the most reckless person on Earth has someone he wants to keep safe and even the roughest has someone he is gentle to; everyone has their own place of comfort.

The dilemma lies on the moment the comfort is shattered; the moment of loss. We are thrown into confusion. Directions become incomprehensible and reason, useless. It is no wonder why people are forced to choose between two roads: that of insanity and that of damaged goods. Nobody comes out of life alive and certainly, nobody comes out unharmed.

What is the breaking point? It’s the limit specified to every person. Nobody should reach that limit, Nobody. The inevitable will happen and when it does the only question to ask is if you can go through the ordeal without having to be saved? I guess, we all need to be saved. Heroes are not meant to send criminals to prison; they were made to save us from ourselves. Our own fears are reflected on murderers, robbers and natural evil of which we always feel helpless, unable to change destiny. Just as heroes arrive at the nick of time to save us before being killed, we are surrounded by people who can help us. Those who died had the unfortunate luck of not having met the right people to act as their saviour. The memories of these incidents remain; they are able to haunt you for the rest of your life. But the job of a hero is not meant to save you every day or save you for every single difficulty, what the heroes have saved is for you to maintain and maybe if you are strong enough, enhance.

Motivation, Inspiration, Heroes, and Friends, they all have different names but they all serve the same function: To get you out of your comfort in the abyss. This is the first entry I have made. Because there are people, who gave me a head start and now it is up to me to maintain and maybe someday if I become strong enough, and brave enough, I can be more than what they expect me to be and maybe, just maybe, I can be someone they can lean on. You can be a “someone” to everyone too. So find it in you, how can you be a hero? TC mark

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