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What makes a hero? According to the dictionary a hero is “a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life.” Habitually, most people would consider an altruistic person to be heroic. Others would regard someone who made a profound impact on their lives as heroic. Its meaning varies with each individual. In actuality, every person has an individual, fictional or non-fictional, whom they strive or desire to become, and/or rely on for strength and wisdom. There are several characteristics that ever Continue...

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First, a hero must be true to him or herself. These are universals and stay true no matter the variation. The slightest hesitation or waiver could bring about disastrous consequences. In other words, a hero cannot attempt, or pretend, to be something he or she isn"tmt. If you doubt yourself halfway into a burning house, you could either acquire serious injuries or you could perish. Finally, a hero must be altruistic. They are achieved unselfishly and proudly. Helping and accepting others is helping and accepting you. You cannot have one without the other. This trait, this quality, is the basis upon which the other traits are built. Second, a hero must possess some degree of courage. You cannot act bravely or care for others if you lack self-confidence.