No heroes born.
You aren't a good guy because of which side you happen to be on, whether you are a liberal or a republican. You don't get a pass because you wear a red hat or a blue uniform. You can’t hide behind a flag or a cross.
There is no such thing as a good person.
We obsess over "good guys" and "bad guys" as if simply being on one side of a line defines good or evil. We fail to realize that no one wakes up choosing to be the "bad guy". What we think of as evil is usually just people failing to choose good.
We live in a time when bad things happen in the name of good. We live in a world where people are swayed by appeals to their worst, secret impulses.
Whoever you are, however small you feel yourself to be, you can choose to stand for good in the small things.
Whatever you have done in the past, you can acknowledge your mistakes. You can do the right thing now, whether anyone forgives or believes you.
If you are powerful, do not be complacent, use your power wisely and with care for the future.
There are no heroes. Not until someone makes a choice to do the hard thing, the right thing. Sometimes they are ridiculed. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they get a medal. But whatever the outcome, they weren’t born that way. It wasn't because of a uniform or a country of origin or a religion.
They are heroes because they made a choice and took that action, and they kept doing it, over and over.
If you have the choice between safe and awesome; choose awesome.