If you perform a DANGEROUS job, such as cobra venom milker, and you perform it competently and with mental discipline, then perforce we're all to call you a hero?
I know that's not exactly what you mean, but my point is that for reasons I don't understand, it seems very popular to credit superhuman motives (heroic motives) on those who voluntarily accept the dangerous conditions of certain jobs. Are these people brave? I would think so. Foolhardy? Maybe a little of that too. But if they perform their jobs as they were trained to, I thank God that we have them in our midst.
1. Just taking the job elevates your ability to become a hero. A cop or firefighter gets the edge because they volunteer to do something dangerous on behalf of the safety of others.
2. Performing a job under duress, which CANNOT be 100% duplicated through training and simulation, makes it work. People can be trained to a standard, but you never know until the situation is REAL. Many well-trained people FOLD. Many well-trained people seek cover and call for backup and SWAT, because that’s what the SOP/manual says. One out of those 30 might say, “Hell with this shit!” and go inside and help.
I don’t think you’re trolling and I agree that America needs to constantly re-evaluate our concept of the “hero”.
However, I think this one fits the bill.