What makes a hero?


Hero refers to someone who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, displays courage and the will for self sacrifice—that is, heroism—for some greater good of all humanity. This definition originally referred to martial courage or excellence but has been extended to more general moral excellence. Stories of heroism may serve as moral examples.

What Makes a Hero? The four key elements of heroism:

· It's voluntary

· It is done in the service of people or communities in need

· It involves some type of risk, either physical, social, or in terms of quality of life

· It is done without the need for recompense or material gain.


What examples do we have from our own lives?

Who do we consider to be heroes?

What about ourselves?


If this interests you then take time out from your usual Sunday afternoon
and spend a couple of hours in the company of other kindred spirits.

Entry is free, just buy your own scrummy cakes and refreshments.


Please let me know if you can offer anyone a lift. Thanks.



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  • Paul

    Entertaining and informative

    November 4, 2013

  • Pauline S.

    Some interesting discussion, a very nice group of people, free wheeling with their ideas. I enjoyed the conversations and pleasant exchanges.

    November 4, 2013

  • Alison W.

    I really enjoyed my first meeting. Thanks to everyone for a very interesting and thought provoking conversation. I look forward to the next one.

    November 3, 2013

  • linda r.

    Hi everyone do sorry I won't be joining you this afternoon I have a stonking sinus headache and having trouble focusing. Was really looking forward to it too. I wish you all a great conversation and look forward to meeting you next month.

    November 3, 2013

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