It’s Hard To Be A Hero

“I bet you’ve never heard ole Marshal Dillon say Miss Kitty have you ever thought of running away Settling down will you marry me If I asked you twice and begged you pretty please   –Toby Keith, “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” It’s not easy being a hero these days. I think it was easier to be a hero back when James Arness played Dodge City’s Marshall Matt Dillon on the TV series “Gunsmoke,” which ran for an amazing 20 seasons from 1955 to 1975. Of …


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4 comments on “It’s Hard To Be A Hero

  1. Check out “A Mighty Girl” on Facebook. Great stories of heroic girls and women. Not all social media is bad….

    • Randy on said:

      You’re right Amy, I shouldn’t cast a negative light on all social media because of the bad actions of a few. But it’s hard for me to weed out the wheat from the chaff. The term “mass” media is true; there is a mass of information channels that make it very difficult for average minds like mine to comprehend and absorb. I’ll check out Mighty Girl, thanks.


  2. Billy Moore on said:

    Great job Randy. It seems when you put your faith in celebrity heroes at some point the media will find a way to shoot them down. Some deserve it, some don’t. But you are right, the real heroes are in our own communities. The folks who put it on the line for our safety. The folks who volunteer for our community and touch a child’s life and make it better. I set up youth athletic programs. I see great people making a difference in kid’s lives every day. It is the joy of my job to see these “heroes” helping kids. Not just teaching them sports, but teaching them life, kindness and helping the kids feel better about themselves. Helping the kids be better people. Our media could do a way better job of recognizing real heroes. And in regards to the celebrity heroes, quit trying to tear them down because they said something stupid. People say stupid things all the time. It does not define them. Their actions define them.

    • Randy on said:

      Hi Billy, I actually have a large portrait of my hero hanging in my office where I can see it all the time. It is retired, now deceased, General Raymond Davis, USMC, a medal of honor recipient, as well as two Navy Crosses, three Silver Stars and many more. He was a tiger, but he was also fair, compassionate and a fine and honorable southern gentleman. I start each day looking at the picture of him in his dress white uniform with the Medal of Honor around his neck, saluting a flag. I vow to be like him through that day, thinking “What would General Davis do in this situation.” Everybody needs at least one true hero in their life. It centers you.

      Thanks for your comments.


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