Three Acorns

It is more difficult to stand up for a worthy cause when there is no general enthusiasm and thus no obligation; when, in short, one risks one’s life on one’s own. Perhaps genuine heroism lies in deciding to stubbornly defend the everyday and the immediate, after having been bombarded with so much oratory about great deeds.

Source: Seeking Peace

Maximilian Probst asks if we live in a “post-heroic” age.