Young Jessica Watson did well and her ability to ‘just do it! augers well for her life. I also like the fact that she knows she isn’t a hero and corrected our seemingly uneducated PM when he tagged her as one, whilst hanging around like a bad smell hoping to pick up some votes.
Heroes save lives at the risk of their own and they are male. Heroines do the same and they are female.
She has done something that takes courage and that by itself is good. The problem we now have is that certain media groups need to recoup their outlays and we will most probably be flogged to death with images of Jessica.
I can flick channels but Jessica won’t be able to do that so I hope she weathers the storm and keeps her ‘sea legs’ planted firmly on the deck.