The word “hero” is used many different ways. However, all the real-life people we call heroes have one thing in common: they make a sacrifice or take a risk for the sake of others. This makes heroism different from other sorts of moral behavior, like donating to a charity or volunteering for a good cause. Volunteers and […]
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The Hero Round Table is the first cross-disciplinary conference on heroism. An extraordinary group of experts from the fields of psychology, education, business, sports, philosophy, and entertainment will be presenting their work and thoughts on heroism to a diverse audience from around the world.
Why is Disney undermining the strong female characters in their movies with cliched and out of date merchandising?
Last Friday, I presented my new talk to each grade at Grand Blanc West Middle School. The 6th graders lined up to thank me and shake my hand. The 7th graders hugged me. The 8th graders gave me a standing ovation.
There are five factors involved in stopping people from being heroes. They combine to make bystanders. This 3,500 word article explains them and describes how to get past them.
I spoke to Gary Vaynerchuk today as part of his “Hey, why don’t I give an interview to someone every day?” project. I asked him about his heroes and his advice for kids and parents on how to be heroic.
Jeremiah Anthony saw a problem in his school and he fixed it.
Our kids deserve to be our focus and they deserve to spend their days at school as part of a community focused away from fear.
Where was everyone else? We know why. What are we doing to prevent this? What can we do?