Qualities, what are qualities? Qualities are something that describes a person or a group of people like heroes. Heroes show a lot of good qualities. The heroes that I wrote about are Mother Teresa, Anne Frank, and the Dalai Lama. The qualities that I wrote about are leadership, character, and helpful.
Leadership is a great quality that all heroes should have. Leadership means that you’re not following everyone else but you’re going your own way and making other people follow you. Mother Teresa is a good example of a person who showed leadership. She left home to join and help lead an order of nuns in Ireland. From there, she learned English and trained as an educator. Then she followed her dream and went to India to teach. When she was there, she went to St. Mary’s convent in Calcutta. At 21 she took her first religious vows and received the name Sister Teresa. In 1946 she got a second call to devote herself completely to the poor. In 1979 she won the Nobel Peace Prize. She was only the sixth woman in history to receive this award. Mother Teresa used the cash award to open homes for lepers and build more centers for the poor and dying. In 1996 Mother Teresa became an honorary citizen of the United States and the following year was given the congressional gold Medal of Honor. Her selfless example of helping the whole world touched millions of people. Her exact words were, ‘’ If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.’’ These are some of the ways Mother Teresa showed leadership, a quality that all heroes should have.
Character, what is character? Character is different qualities that describes a person, group or thing that shows moral strength. But what does moral means? Moral mean trying to fight for something that’s wrong and to make it right. One person that I think shows a lot of character is Anne Frank. In 1942, on Anne’s sister’s 16 birthday, her family found out that her sister was going to be deported to a Nazi labor camp. So her family decided to go into hiding so she didn’t have to go to the Nazi camp. Anne Frank showed character because while everyone else was doing nothing about what was happening she wrote in her diary everything that went on. After she died, her diary got published in 1947 and became known world wide. I know that you’re probably thinking how did she show character by doing that? She showed character because what she wrote in her diary made everyone aware of what really happened to all the Jews. Anne Frank is a real hero and if I was her I would have done the same thing. It’s like she said, “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good in heart.” I think we should all remember her. So this is how Anne Frank showed character.
Another important quality for a hero to have is to be helpful. Being helpful means that you assist people that really need it. The Dalai Lama is helpful because he tried to help China and Tibet come together. People think that the Dalai Lama is bad but he’s really not. At the age of two his parents knew that he was the thirteenth Dalai Lama leader of Tibet. In 1950, China took over Tibet and told the Tibetan government that if they did tell their people that they now belonged to China, they would get killed. So, then at night the Dalai Lama snuck out of Tibet and went to hide in the neighboring country. The Dalai Lama goes around helping different kinds of people around the world. In 1989, the Dalai Lama was awarded the Noble Peace Prize which he accepted on behalf of the people of Tibet. What happen to the Dalai Lama was bad but at least he’s not dead. This is how the Dalai Lama is helpful.
Admirable qualities are something that all heroes share. The reason why they share these qualities is because they’ve all done things to help other people or the world. Heroes come in all different shapes, sizes, colures, genders, sexes, and even religions. Even though some of the heroes might have died, they’ve all made positive marks that we can all remember and carry on.