So let’s talk about the definition of the word “hero”. A hero can be defined as a very brave person, who shows great courage or character, or as somebody admired for special achievements, and those are valid definitions. But courage can be defined as being very frightened and still doing what is needed. So what about the very ordinary people from many parts of the world who gathered together and did their assigned jobs during WWII. What about the ordinary people who are still doing their jobs in war zones during our current conflicts. What about the ordinary people, many of them mothers, who are working two or three jobs to meet their responsibilities. What about the brave folks in other parts of the world who are standing up for their beliefs against political systems they know are unfair.
What if the definition of “hero” is simply someone who knows what they need to do and shows up to do it. If that’s the case, there are a lot more heroes around than we may realize.