Professions do not define "heroes"Submitted by ChristianAnarchist on Sun, 01/20/2013 - 16:31
I'm so tired of hearing propaganda about (insert favorite profession here) being "heroes."
My wife (a doctor herself and some might claim doctors are "heroes") is the one who stated the tagline above today while we were talking. I thought that it is worth posting here. I've actually never heard anyone say "professions do not define 'heroes," but it is certainly true. Being a "hero" means you did something above and beyond your "duty" (usually putting your own life in danger).
Just BEING a soldier, policeman, fireman, doctor, lawyer or deep-sea diver does not make you a hero. That is a distinction that you need to EARN. It does not come with your profession. Indeed, I would make the opposite claim about those who society have tried to convince us are "heroes." Most of them are anything but...