‘The real heroes anyway aren’t the people doing things; the real heroes are the people NOTICING things, paying attention’- John Green

This quote from John Green renders about the real heroes in this world. To be frank, I admit that I had never read this poem. I heard from my friends that this poem actually comes from a novel by John Green. So, I’m making an apt surmise about this poem and found out that it is unexpectedly related to my life. In my point of view and what I understand from this poem is that a hero is not judged or appreciated by their doings and accomplishments but their concern and sensitivity about matters around their life as well as others.

What is a hero? Basically, a hero can be defined as a good man or woman who does any kind act of benevolence to save someone else or anything in need. In this world, people are influenced by the chicanery heroes such as Superman, Batman, Spiderman and more. Actually, there are real heroes in this world. They are consist of real human that had succeed to ameliorate their life and others for the sake of everyone happiness. Plus, they have been helping much to make a world a better place to live.

From this poem, it is true that a hero is being respected because of their sensitivity and attention to things around him or her. This evinces when I started enrolled in a boarding school in Johor. When I reminisced at that time, it was totally a big mess. It is all started when I was approved by the teacher regarding my position as a Student Representative Council. To be precise, I was given a position as the leader of girl’s hostel. I was totally in flabbergasted at that time.

A lot of queries keep popping out in my mind. I don’t have any senior to refer because the school was new and I was the first batch to sit for SPM examination. Looking at the plain and white building makes my heart beat anxiously. So, I started to manage the hostel at first by referring to the teachers outline. From there, I started to know what I have to do next. However, the outline is subtle and obscure. Basically, I just do what I know and accomplish it within a year.

In the end of that year, I started to realize that this is not the right thing to do. So, I started to approach the juniors and be friend with them. I spoke to them and asked them about their concern and what did they expect from me. From there, I managed to ameliorate the hostel management and brings the hostel live. At the end of my senior year, our school won the silver award for Hostel Management category and I was bestowed with Future Leader 2014. In a nutshell, I would consider myself as a hero and I totally agree with this poem.


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