PERSONAL EXPERIENCE 1
Saturdaymornings were always the best times for my brother and I when we wereyoung kids during our time in Cuba. Back then, cartoons were theorder of the day. When it was time for cartoons, my brother wouldcome running to my room screaming "Cartoon time sister! It`scartoon time!” He loved Superman. "Superman is the best"he always would start an argument after that day`s episode ended."No, the Simpsons is better!" I would always retort. "Ibet Superman can destroy the Simpsons in a minute!" he wouldcontinue trying to justify his opinion. I never quite understood whyhe loved Superman with that much vigor. "It`s kid stuff.” Ialways thought to myself.
Afterspending most of our childhood in Cuba, our family relocated toFlorida in the US. We would stroll down the streets of the citytogether with my brother on our way home from school. "I missCuba," "well, I miss Superman," he neverfailedto remind me of this cartoon. In Florida, we never got the time towatch cartoons anymore, especially with school to think of and alsofor the obvious fact that we had now matured. On one eventful day, aswe were taking our usual path home in the evening, we came across arobbery incident in progress. A woman was being robbed. It was anunexpected sight. Before my mind could even come to terms with whatwas happening, my brother was already trying to act as a hero. "Wehave to do something!" He shouted at me as he ran across theroad to the scene of the crime and tried to rescue the woman byfighting off the assailants. It didn`t go well. The muggersoverpowered him, and he ended up severely scarred. At least the womankept her handbag.
Aswe talked in his hospital bed, I finally understood why he did whathe did. It was stupid but brave of him. My brother wanted to be ahero just like Superman. He saw bad guys and wanted to help. Hewanted to save the day. He hated thieves, killers, robbers, and justlike Superman he hoped to change the world one bad guy at a time. Heloved peace and helping those in need. This made me so proud of him.His zeal to help victims and eliminate crime is an inspiration to me.
Muller,G. (2014). McGraw-HillReader: Issues Across the Disciplines, 12th Ed (12thed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.