Not All Superheroes Wear Capes


Christian Richardson, Writer 2015-2017

When people hear the word “hero,” they think of people like Superman or Batman. Many people picture a hero as someone who has extraordinary abilities and wears a bright and colorful costume.

The dictionary definition of a superhero is “a figure of divine descent, endowed with great strength or ability.” But what does this mean? Behind all of the superpowers and costumes, what really makes someone a hero?

Being a hero isn’t about having super strength or heat vision. Being a hero means being able to take action when there’s trouble, despite the risks.

The real world may not have masked and caped superheroes like those seen in comics, but the real world does have superheroes of its own.

They are police officers, firefighters, and doctors. These people risk their lives everyday to save people that cannot save themselves and do so without the need of superpowers.

When you see these people, you should be amazed by their courage and acts of heroism. Some are influenced by their ability to run straight into danger and choose to become a hero just like them.

But it’s not the badge or the costume that makes you a hero. It’s your ability to fight for what’s right and to lend a helping hand wherever and whenever it’s needed.

Some would say that superheroes are nothing but a childhood fantasy, but if you persevere and strive towards greatness, you too can be a superhero.