heroes.

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Not all heroes wear capes. These heroes tend to hide every day in plain sight. These everyday people we all tend to ignore despite their positive impact on the world around us. Here are two of my real-life encounters with the heroes who continually put their best efforts towards a better tomorrow

#1 THE ONES trying their best to include someone who feels out of place

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These are not the extroverts who adopt the introverts to make them feel like a part of their group. These are the ones who try their very best to make sure that every single member of the group is a part of the conversation. When I got an opportunity to meet the team that I’m supposed to work with on my first job after two whole months after joining, I felt so out of place. Me and my team had nothing in common. None were even in the same age group as I am so I had a hard time to connect with any of them. Well, there was a hero there. She did her very best trying with all of her powers to make sure that I can somehow be a part of the group by finding something in common to bring me into the conversation.

Did she do it expecting any sort of benefit? Of course not.

Did she do it anyway? Yes, yes she did.

Because that’s what heroes do.

The hero we do not deserve but the hero we all need.

#2 THE ONES going out of their way trying their best to help others

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The last mile connectivity to my work was always a problem and there is no proper, regular transport. So I had to tag along with my other colleagues to reach my workplace every day. It did suck that I had to annoy somebody to reach there but there were heroes there as well. One of my colleagues went out of her way to follow up with me so that I can reach there on-time. She went to the trouble of checking with me 3 times despite my ignorance and arrogance.

Did she do it expecting any sort of benefit? Of course not.

Did she do it anyway? Yes, yes she did.

Because that’s what heroes do.

The hero we do not deserve but the hero we need.

In today’s world driven by money and/or favour, these heroes are the ones who bring some sanity into our lives.

This story is dedicated to every single one of them. They neither seek appreciation nor attention — but they do it anyway.

Thank you, for making this world a better place.

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Abhishek Ramakrishnan

Abhishek Ramakrishnan

I happen to be a selfish, narcissistic, stubborn, obsessive…individual who thinks he has a very unconventional perspective of this world. Read my opinions —