Why do they refer to breast cancer survivors as "heros"?
They didn't jump on a hand grenade or save a burning bus full of kids... they simply took medicine and didn't die. If they are heros for simply not succumbing to an illness... does that mean that I am a hero because I didn't die when I underwent a sub-occipital craniotomy to sever my right balance nerve in 2008?
I think the term hero is too loosely used these days.... those that risk life and limb are heros... not football stars or rappers or cancer survivors.
I think there is a difference between a role model and a hero.
yes I am sure they are an inspiration and bring hope to a lot of people, but they are not a hero