April 1, 2010
Yesterday we spoke of thievery. Today we touch on heroism. While a bad apple might spoil the barrel, there are many more good apples in the bushel. It is in our nature to focus on negative events as more significant. It has to do with our survival instincts. Chances are our Cro-Magnon pals revelled less in the rainbows and ran more toward safety.
It is a modern-day luxury to revel. What a revelation!
Max Ehrmann says:
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
The guy who shows up out of nowhere to help carry your heavy suitcase up the stairs at the train station, only to have him disappear before you can say ‘thank you’; the person in line who lends you some change so you can pay your food bill; and the friend who shows up just when you need it most. There are our heroes.