We should choose better heroes

A murderer is getting the nation’s attention today for taking his own life. If he hadn’t been a player in the National Football League, nobody would care.

What makes Aaron Hernandez so important? We love our football stars, even if they’re murderers. We make them important for one and only one reason. They played football.

We should choose better heroes.

Here’s one.

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  • Justin McKinney

    Thank you, Bob, for saying what I was thinking. There are so many more fitting heroes than that murderous thug. Thank you for bringing one of them to light.

  • Jay Sieling

    There are actually two in that story. The doctor of course – but her husband is quite a hero as well. Some incredible stamina and leg strength to negotiate those inclines!
    Thanks for sharing this Bob!

  • Gary F

    Makes my daily excuses in life seem pretty petty.

  • lindblomeagles

    Sad, but true. It’s very rare we consider REGULAR PEOPLE doing polite, unexpected nice things for somebody else, as HEROES.