Lessons Learned from Superheroes

Lessons Learned from Superheroes

Lessons Learned from Superheroes

The world’s fascination with superheroes appears to be growing day by day. In fact, out of the top 25 grossing films of all time, seven of them are based on comic books. Also, both Marvel and DC comic books are selling at a higher rate than five years ago. People of all ages, male and female, love superheroes.

Mythical heroes have been around for centuries. It is definitely nothing new. Greek mythology gave us Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, and Demeter to name a few. Many of these characters are relatable to our current superheroes of Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and even Poison Ivy. There are some distinct similarities between these groups. It is not hard to fathom that the new age of superheroes can provide us important lessons to learn just like the tales told to us about the Greek gods.

Let Your Past Shape Your Future
In life, our past has a direct influence on what we make of ourselves in the future. We all recognize this as we become older. They teach this as well in the comic books. Bruce Wayne later became Batman to search for the justice that his murdered parents never received. Superman protects Earth from destruction, but as a baby he could not stop his own world of Krypton from ceasing to exist. Letting your past shape your future is a common theme for almost every superhero.

It Is Possible to Overcome All Obstacles

We all face obstacles in life that can either halt us in our tracks, or make us try even harder. Superheroes have taught us over and over that we can face any obstacle that stands in our way. Billy Batson and Dick Grayson were both orphans that could have been angry at the world, but instead both became heroes. If they can achieve greatness, then so can we.

It Is Okay to Be a Misfit
Everyone feels out of place at some point in their lives. It is especially a common feeling during our childhood. However, superheroes such as the X-Men show that being different is not a bad thing. In fact, it can often be a very good thing.

Heroes Are Made, Not Born
How often do we see people that are raised in a wealthy family and have an embarrassment of riches at their disposal, only to waste it all away? On the other hand, we have people that are born with literally nothing, sometimes not even parents to watch over them, but then grow up to be doctors, teachers, and other heroes? Comic books show that it does not matter how you came into this world, it matters how you go out. You can either make enough bad choices and soon you will become the villain or make yourself the hero of the story.

 

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— Liane

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