Recognising Life’s Unsung Heroes
For the functioning of society, there are many different professions and roles that people play that are often understated and yet extremely important. Many of us go through life taking for granted certain services that are available to us, and the people who work hard to perform those services. Unfortunately, many of these roles also receive a pay that is unequal to the importance of their work, or are not recognised at all. The following are a few examples of some of life’s everyday unsung heroes.
The role that mothers and fathers play as a stay-at-home parent is one that is often overlooked when considering roles that have the ability to change society. Children are the next generation of people; they become leaders, health care providers, teachers and, basically the next generation of unsung heroes. There is no question then, that for a society to be functional, there has to be responsible adults at the helm, raising the next generation that can provide stability, morality, as well as love.
Throughout history, people have been giving each other flowers to convey strong feelings or emotions that they may not have expressed otherwise. Florists have been a part of many blossoming relationships, romantic proposals and special occasions such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. Flowers help people say what they feel, and it truly makes for a much more loving and cheerful society.
In addition to stay-at-home parents, teachers also play an important role. Whether it is a primary school teacher that helps kids learn respect and empathy, a high school teacher that sees young adults through a difficult stage of life, or professors who are constantly training society’s next professionals, teachers are extremely necessary for a thriving population. Ensuring the continuity of information is absolutely necessary for a society that thrives on progress.
A short history lesson of the bubonic plague is all that’s required to help people recognise the importance of Garbos. Garbage collectors deserve a lot of credit for doing a job that is of the utmost importance, and yet one that most other people would rather not do. Humans are messy creatures, and without having someone willing to clean up, we would have more problems on our hands than just litter on the streets.
Swimming in the ocean is something that we all recognise as being dangerous, but most people put their worries on the shelf when swimming between the red and yellow flags. Swimming confidence increases immensely when people know that lifesavers are watching out for them. Swimming is a huge part of Australian culture, and without surf lifesavers, it would be harder to safely enjoy the nation’s favourite past time.
Every morning, people saunter out to the mailbox to receive their daily mail – bills, letters from friends or their packages – that come from all over the world. What would communication have been like through the years without our trusty postal workers? Life before the Internet would have been drastically different, and now, even with the Internet, we still rely heavily on the post. Considering how complex and big a job it is to collect, sort, and dispense an extremely high volume of mail, it’s a miracle that almost all of it arrives exactly where it was meant to go.