Kevin's Hero Story

July 27, 2016

Kevin's Hero Story

As I reflect on the concept of heroes I have quite a few but the one that I will say is MY fictional hero is “The Doctor” from Doctor Who. I am proud to say that I am a Whovian and the character of The Doctor has been a hero of mine for as long as I could remember going back to watching the show on public television many moons ago. The show was my vehicle to escape reality for a little while and fantasize about other planets and civilizations. The Doctor is a traveler which is a huge influence for me to travel. I am always thinking of going on a trip somewhere – and this is my escape from the day-to-day grind.

The Doctor has had many personas and for me that was a bit refreshing to see the evolution of the character as each now actor took the reins. I cannot say that I have any particular favorite Doctor but I like certain things from each on. As I reflect on the character I see some similarities in my own views and behaviors: sense of adventure, enthusiasm, curiosity, problem-solving, and respect for others. I do notice I say “fantastic” a bit recently and giving the enthusiastic Matt Smith thumbs up from time to time. You will certainly see a TARDIS or two around my house and also one on desk at work. In addition, the character is a smart person and loves to solve problems. In my day job I try to solve issues so that is not much of a departure.

My real-life hero is Jacques Cousteau. Since a young age I watched his television programs where I learned about marine life. It was a motivator for me to become a certified diver in my teenage years. The dives I participate usually are in the tropics where the visibility is great. The experience of diving is a surreal experience. In most cases you are weightless and gliding like you are superman above coral reefs and exploring a totally different world underneath the water.

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1 Response

Erin Hillis
Erin Hillis

July 27, 2016

Awesome story Kevin! I’m a huge Doctor Who fan too! Wouldn’t it be cool if Hero Within one day can stock Doctor Who trench coats?!

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