Defining a Hero

Heroes are all around us, wherever we are. They might be a friend, a teacher, a neighbour, a family member – even a stranger.

Think of a person you admire in your own life:

  • What makes that person a hero in your eyes?
  • What values do they stand for?
  • How do they inspire you?

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  • My grandma

    My grandma is very smart and talented. She cares for the family and does so many things every day to make sure we are healthy and happy.

    Izzy 4
  • People who inspire me:


    the words of Rumi inspire me every day as I feel he has been on my journey too.  He wrote his truth in a way that I can relate to being human is not knowing everything.

    Zeni 67
  • A hero acts with integrity, compassion, and conviction. They have beliefs but their beliefs do not have them; they understand that change happens, even to our beliefs, True champions do not judge others’ ideology, faith, or views. Instead, they seek to understand, bridge differences, and promote peace. Mythical heroes sometimes flew, but a real hero’s feet are firmly on the ground where they are not above us. Yet they are often unwittingly in front of us, leading by example and with courage.  Whatever bold act, honorable stand, radical kindness, sacrifice, or generosity done by a hero, they do not look for adulation, a spotlight, or honours. They are aware the reward is in knowing they did their best, were true to themselves, and served others – that they were the hero they were meant to be. 

    India Taylor 63
  • My mum is my hero because she never let the environment affects her happiness. 😊

    Jessica 30
  • Front line healthcare workers. They put their lives on the line every day.

  • Mommy is my hero because her power is love. That’s why she’s my hero.

    Stella 4