Discarding the Super Hero


Why are we so drawn to the idea of a super hero? Heroes dominate some of our greatest stories of transformation. I would say that the ones wearing flashy uniforms are a bit dangerous, as they represent saviors who will rescue humanity. The cinemas and video games are consumed with this idea.

Hey, Spider-Man, I have the real news for you. We’re not weak, we’re capable of saving ourselves…

The Lord of the Rings primary hero, dear humble Frodo Baggins, is just an ordinary guy answering an inner call. And therein lies the true power of those stories. Do we not all have a hero inside of us? We rise to the occasion in small and big ways, and it all counts!

You are the hero of both your own story, and the world’s story.

More on the hero’s journey here: Joseph Campbell’s “The Hero’s Journey”


Susan L Hart 2023 / HartInspirations.com

2 thoughts on “Discarding the Super Hero

  1. Wynne Leon

    This post reminds me of a quote from the Lord of the Rings, “I wish it need not have happened in my time” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

    A very inspiring post, Susan!

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