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The accidental hero | Moment's Notice


Last updated 2/10/2022 at 10:27am

Hero (n), plural heroes

1: A person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities

2: A person who is greatly admired

3: The chief character in a story, play, movie, etc.

Merriam-Webster offers three definitions of the word “hero,” but I would propose a fourth: the one who inspires a joy or clarity within us that helps us to make sense of this crazy world. My addition likely does not rise to the intellectual or literary-grounded standard of a respected dictionary, but defining a hero as someone simply admired or having a lead role does not fully grasp the importance of our her...

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