Having a hero is important

You always hear it “*insert name here* is my hero”. This means that we think of these people as an ideal or model to shape ourselves from in other words you idolise them whether it’s your grandfather, mother or that actor you admire everyone has some sort of a hero.

For me I have many heroes, some are family members, writer, directors and even a few actors. Why do I have so many? Well I admire their personalities and attitude towards their work and life in general. Often the people I admire are what others consider eccentric or even awkward.

My most recent hero or idol is definitely Rupert Grint, why you ask? He’s been in the public eye since he was a child because of the Harry Potter films, but he has somehow managed to find the perfect balance between fame and normality. Not only do I find this to be an incredible achievement I also admire the fact that he chose to do that.

If I was in the public eye, I would like to think I would be more like Rupert Grint than someone who does silly things for attention or more fame. Managing to keep my private live away from everything else would be so important to me and that is what Rupert does effectively. For those reasons he is my hero. He is not an attention seeker, self proclaimed himself as awkward and has kept himself sane over here past 12 years.

After Harry Potter the red headed star has only taken roles he really wants and not been in the highly commercial flicks that his former co-stars appear to be taking. This is noble because it shows he is only taking roles he really feels passionate about.

Basically, Rupert Grint is my hero. Heroes are important because it gives us something to thrive for and keep us setting goals. It also gives us something to love, even when we’re lonely heroes are people we can think about at any time and it helps us take out our obsessions in a healthy and happy way.

My other heroes tend to be writers, directors or my family members. This is because I strive to have their careers or admire the life my family members have led. Heroes don’t have to be for work, as my post has proved. Most of my heroes are so because I admire their personalities and decisions.

If you have a hero just remember that whoever they are, no matter what they do and no matter what other people say to you they make you happy, and your happiness is the most important thing in the world.

Who is your hero? Please comment below or reach me on Facebook or Twitter.


Author: Jodie Paterson

I’m Jodie Paterson, a 23 year old Edinburgh based blogger who is passionate about blogging, writing, social media and photography. Currently studying Events Management at University, blogging still remains a large hobby of mine.

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