What makes an unsung hero?

Dictionary definition –

‘A person who makes a substantive yet unrecognised contribution; a person whose bravery is unkown or unacknowledged’

  • Help to change the world yet many do not know their efforts
  • People have changed the world throughout history and do not seek reward or recognition
  • Someone who has achieved remarkable things in their life
  • Seen as role models
  • Generous acts of compassion, strength, selflessness, perseverance and maybe sacrifice all to make a positive difference
  • People who make us laugh, inspire us, tell stories and make the world a better place
  • Extraordinary acts show they are more than ordinary people

Characters of an unsung hero –

  • Vision – planning for the future
  • Humility – a modest or low view of one’s own importance
  • Wisdom – having experience, knowledge and good judgement, also being wise
  • Courage – to act on one’s beliefs despite danger or disapproval, make an effort to do something that frightens one
  • Compassion – sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or delay in achieving success
  • Generosity – the quality of being kind and generous to others
  • Valor – great courage in the face of danger

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