I figured wrong.
Here's the one thing more I have to say. The thing that really gets to me about heroes? Is that they rarely think of themselves that way. And that they usually don't go out looking for anything like attention or glory or accolades. They just stay where they are and act on their truth. Because the Earth matters. Because some people can't speak up for themselves. Because they need to sit down. Or stand up.
I think you might need to be the hero of your own life before you can be the hero of anyone else's.
(More thoughts on heroes at Sunday Scribblings.)