Take this girl Yes, she was raped, yes it's horrible, no, I'm not insensitive. She didn't do anything extraordinary. ALL THAT HAPPENED was that she was raped for years. Congratulations, now you're a hero! WHAT?
Child has leukemia. She lives. That's wonderful. Still not a hero.
Boy gets stuck in a tree for days. Hero? No. Dumbass.
Fire in someone's home. Not a hero. Just stupid for leaving her curling iron on.
Even a child whose parents are going through a divorce will probably be called "brave" or even "heroic..." But WHY? She isn't. They aren't. It's tragic that bad things happened to them but simply living your life through bad things isn't the stuff of heroism.