You see them on TV and dressed up at parties…but just what is a superhero? To me, a superhero is one that takes 1) life by the horns (is in command of life in a positive way) and 2) elevates his or her friends or groups of friends to even greater heights of goodness, honesty, truthfulness, and ethics besides vastly improving their abilities.
In taking life by the horns, it would actually be a person so endowed with life itself- a god or a goddess she would be. There have been many superheroes throughout the ages, men like Einstein, Isaac Newton, Leonardo Da Vinci, Aristotle, and even Plato to top the list. Can you think of some great superheroes that were female? I bet we both can! How about Madame Curie, Joan of Arc, or even Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks or even Harriet Tubman? Certainly, and there is a vast majority of them. We just never hear about them due to all the negativity that is put forth from the news, tabloids, etc.
And for 2 above-Like what abilities you might ask could this superhero improve? Like being able to communicate better or perhaps getting along with others better. Perhaps giving the needed help in not solving the person’s problems, but putting the person in the position of helping to solve those problems themselves. There are so many ways to help others without holding them down and keeping them at that particular station in life.
In all truthfulness, superheroes are not born, they are actually made. Wouldn’t it be great if we as a culture could raise up a generation of superheroes? It simply starts as a decision…a decision to be a superhero, growing in knowledge about what that entails and practicing those things, a willingness to help yourself and others and going out and doing it!
Can we raise up a generation of superheroes?
“In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves”. mmr