Monday, January 12, 2009

There's an ache in my heart and it's telling me where to go, only I don't know where it's pointing. I'm lacking a compass and a map.

Happy Monday, folks. How have you been doing?

Today I had an essay prompt to write about a personal hero or three people that shouldn't be considered heroes. I tried to think, I really did, but aren't heroes supposed to be people you look up to? People that inspire you?

Where's one of those people when I need one?


  1. Are you saying that you don't look up to anyone? Nobody at all? Not even someone who, say, made a difference to you when you were, say, five? Or maybe someone who held a door open for you?

    But really, a hero can be whoever you want it to be. Even if it's not...correct, I guess.

    Good luck.

  2. Yourself. The only person who'll always be with you.

  3. Of course I look up to someone.
    "I'm a part of all I have met."
    A hero in my mind isn't someone who taught me life lessons or just showed me a bit of kindness.
    A hero is someone that isn't afraid of rejection. Fear doesn't exist to them.
    But aren't we all afraid of something?

  4. Wow. I'm going to be honest- that confused me. I don't know what it meant to everyone, but I perceive everything you write in my own ways. I like the part about lacking a compass & map.

  5. In my humble opinion, a hero is anyone who has made a positive contribution to who you are--they most certainly do not have to be perfect, or unafraid; for example, the authors that you have read...have they not inspired you, given you food for thought and changed the way you perceive life? Or even our family members and/or dear friends. I can think of several people who contributed to my life in very unselfish and inspiring ways, and I am a better person because of their existance...just something to ponder.

  6. "A hero is someone that isn't afraid of rejection. Fear doesn't exist to them."
    That...that is so unbelievably true, it actually floored me when I read it. But it's true, we're all afraid of something. So maybe, maybe you're right.