“What’s your dream?”

“I want to become a hero”

“That’s good, unachievable dreams are the best kind.”

A short script that has stayed with me for years. I often think about those words and what they mean, or at least my own interpretation of what they mean. I guess for some it means the glory, adulation, praise, respect and fame that comes with such title, which people will do anything to achieve, so long as it’s easy enough to walk away without a scratch.

To me a hero is that person you see on the street who no longer values their own life because they’d be willing to sacrifice it to give someone else a chance at a life they want to live. Most real heroes are lost to the cause they choose to follow, a sacrifice, the risk their own lives everyday because they value everyone else’s life more than their own. Perhaps that is the only real selfless act in the world.