Some people believe that only adults can be heroes like Dr. Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, Apolinario Mabini and others. They say that children are not yet capable of becoming heroes, that they are still young and immature. However I believe otherwise. Children can become heroes, too. This is because there is always a spark of heroism found in everybody’s heart. Everyone has the desire to do good because man is born good. He is made by God who is a perfect being. Man only needs to enkindle this park of heroism so that this can brighten his mind and open his heart to help and serve others.
How can children become heroes? Children can do little acts of heroism. Helping their parents do the household chores; helping their teachers in school; giving a lending hand to old people, the disabled, and other children; doing their work well; studying their lessons; are some examples of good deeds. These good deeds are like seeds of heroism. They grow inside a person until they bloom and bear fruits. The boy who put his arm in the dike’s leak had saved his townspeople from the flood and the girl who awaken her brothers and sisters to rescue them from the fire are examples of children’s heroic act. Even if they are still young they have already shown acts of heroism.
Each person is born with special talents. These talents can be used and developed to achieve one’s dreams. If one gains pride and honor for his country, even if he is only a child, he can be considered a hero. Today, there are many children who can be considered modern day heroes. Their talents in acting, singing, dancing, writing, and sports made them winners in competitions. They brought fame, honor and pride to their parents, their school, their country and people. Children who are examples of honesty, industry, diligence and courtesy are heroes in their own little ways. Other people may not see and realize these deeds. Yet these deeds are like coals of fire that ignite the spark of heroism in everyone’s heart.