Hello everyone, today I , @ladyhanabi will be sharing you my thoughts regarding the making of heroes.
Let's start by defining a hero.
The mind is built up from the instruction of the DNA just as surely the body is. Since each person has different blueprints hence each one of us has different minds. It is true that we all have different perceptions, ideology and definition of a certain thing. Just like the term “hero”, it is defined in accordance with the principles and concepts that a certain person is practicing in his life.
For Christians, they see heroes in accordance to the terms of God in Romans 15:12 which states that “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.” This verse describes the different characteristics of what heroism should be. First, helping those who are in need. Second, buttressing the weaknesses of others with our strengths and vice versa. Lastly, contributing to the welfare of neighbors. To sum it up, for the believers of Christ, a hero means being a helper, supporter and friend.
For Historians, heroes are those who act voluntarily in service to others or in defense of an ideal. Moreover, heroes act even knowing they’d risk their own health, reputation, as much as their lives without expecting of anything in return. In line with this, heroes are those who make their own mark to the people and be an inspiration to the present and future generation.
For Government Administrators, a hero is someone who would seek for the attainment of the common good, serving with one’s good will, integrity, compassion, excellence, orthodoxy and most especially serving with clear conscience is the key for a good leadership that would result to transformation of more efficient instrument in bringing about social, economic, and political reforms for the country. In general, a hero is an agent for social change.
For Environmentalists, a hero is someone who would make movements for the welfare of the Globe. Additionally, a hero is someone that is raising his voice for the earth, someone that is speaking in behalf of the planet despite the billions of people who considers earth as their home yet chooses to ignore it.
As a Filipino Citizen and a student, I would define a hero as someone who is morally upright, patriotic, and someone who did make an impact in my life and made me think, act and be the person that I am today. Considering all the definitions of a hero that I have emphasize above are simply my kind of a hero. I believe that anyone could be a hero, a friend could be a life saver, and you can be a life changer.
Next, we have to consider the personality if we are qualified of becoming heroes.
Since everyone is different in their own ways, everyone’s unique. We can usually observe people’s personality in the clothes they wear, or how they look after their things or even how they behave with other people. Contemplating with what is the meaning of personality listed below are some definitions from different sources.
Conferring to the Britannica Encyclopedia (2019) personality is defined as a characteristic way of thinking, feeling and behaving. Furthermore, it embraces moods, attitudes, and opinions that is most clearly expressed in interactions with other people.
American Psychological Association referred personality as individual indifferences in characteristics, patterns of thinking, behaving and feeling.
According to Theil (2019) personality is what characterizes a person. Personality hardly changes and it is divided into different components and characteristics. Personality is something that is always present that affects our way of thinking, feeling and behaving.
On the authority of Randy Larsen and David Buss, American Psychologists stated that personality is a stable, organized collection of psychological traits and mechanisms in the human being that influences his or her interactions with and modifications to the psychological, social and physical environment surrounding them.
As defined by the Meriam Webster Dictionary, personality is the quality or state of being a person. It is a condition or fact of relating to a particular person.
Now, let us discuss about the factors which influence the development of an individual’s personality.
Psychology explains that there are top three factors affecting personality development.
A. Biological Factors
This includes genetic, heredity factors, physical appearance and physique and rate maturation.
B. Cultural Determinants of Personality
The most significant in these factors is his social environment. All human beings live in a society, an interacting group of people and each society has a distinctive culture, a body of stored knowledge, characteristic way of thinking, feeling, attitudes, goals, ideals and value system.
C. Family Influences
Socialization all started from the immediate environment and gradually from the wide range of extended environments.
I will be giving you an example of the different factors which have influenced the shaping of my own personality.
The Culture and family have greatly influenced me with my personality. Mainly my communicating skills and how I make decisions in life. I tend to always be formal, say only what’s necessary especially to the people that I barely know. Being rational at all times has been my habit but I somehow find it a flaw in myself since I tend not to feel the moment because I always ought to think of the future.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF. See if you are an ideal citizen and if you are to be considered a hero.
Describing other’s personality is easier than describing your own self. In my understanding of myself, I am emotionally reactive, which means that I experience my emotions strongly and can be very passionate however I tend to be exposed to so much anxiety, anger and depression. I have this attitude that I don’t just talk to anyone if I am not being addressed. I choose to be independent and reserve. Due to this, I am perceived as arrogant, unfriendly and intimidating for other people. In terms of making decisions, I always consider the future because I believe that whatever that is happening today has an equal load in the future. I prefer facts over fiction and security and stability over ambiguity and disorder.
Do you see a need for improvement in your personality?
I believe that there must be always a room for improvement. As stated in my above answers that I somehow find it a ‘flaw’ whenever I think too much of my future that I tend to forget that I must enjoy present because this is the reality and everything is changing and that includes me and my personality.
Present realities truly made difference in the making of heroes. As I asses and describe myself I determined that I should acknowledge a room for improvement to my personality in order to achieve the best version that I could be. Being a hero is way too high when you base on the standards on becoming one, but being an inspiration to any other ordinary citizens, being morally upright, and being the best that you could be is not that difficult to achieve.
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