A Hero?

I don't get it. Why are people referring to the Jet Blue Flight Attendant as a hero?
If you ask me, someone who blows up at their customers, storms off and unnecessarily deploys emergency equipment is not a hero. 
They are quite simply someone who should be fired.
Is that what we praise today?  Is that what makes someone a hero? When someone doesn't do their job, regardless of the pressure put on them, should they be praised for giving up in a violent fashion?
A hero is someone sticks with the job and does it to the best of their ability despite the obstacles thrown in their way. 

Published by Brian

Christian, husband, father, Pepperdine alum, marketing account manager and more. Passionate about music, movies, religion, communication, nonprofits and the Lakers.

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  1. A boring hero does that stuff. We want heroes that have a darkside just like we do. In fact, we all need moments of giving up to become better heroes. Unfortunately, as you point out, he’s given up and become a hero FOR that reason.

    A hero does stuff we could never do, but we wish we could, like flying or being bullet proof. Or, as Slater shows us, a hero can do stuff we all feel but are too afraid to do. I don’t think it’s the fact that he did something bad that makes him a hero. It’s the fact that he did something to throw off the constrains of a mere mortal worker.

    Too bad it was a freak out and not saving someone’s life.


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