"Dead hero wanna-be" and I thought you couldn't come across as any more insensitive...you proved me wrong.
First off let me say that my goal when I go to work everyday is not to put out as many fires as I can...not arrest as many people as I can...not be a hero. My goal is to go home at the end of everyday. If someday I cannot because someone shot me or I die trying to save someone then it was meant to be. You can't go through life sheltered. I go out and do my job not to be a "hero" but becasue I enjoy helping people when they need it most. Everyone does their job for a reason. I actually enjoy mine.
If I had to.... I would lay down my life so that someone else could live. Its not my goal...but it may have to be done someday. If its fighting a fire trying to save someone, or getting in the line of fire to save an innocent life....whatever the case may be. I am sure that each of those astronauts family members knew the risk that they faced, as did the austronauts themselves. I know the risks that I face as does my family. And I am sure that if I should perish in my job duties then my son and wife and parents that I leave behind will be proud. They will be sad that I am gone. But at least they can say I died doing something that I love to do. "No greater gift can a man give, than to lay down his life for another"
You have several hero figures that are on the front lines everyday defending your life and many that have given thier life so that a genius like you can go on in your own little bubble. Here is to all the soldiers, firefighters, police officers, and all the parents..the biggest heroes of all
"One minute, it's all fun and games, the next, you're blowing on a straw to signal your nurse." FrankenFuel 12/09/07