Would you recognize a superhero if you looked one in the face? Do you think such men and women truly exist?
If not, then look. And think again.
There are many heroes out there, those who bridge the gap between the fantastic and the practical. Anonymous and selfless, they choose every day, to make a difference in the world around them. Whether it be feeding the hungry, comforting the sick, or cleaning up their neighborhoods, they save real lives in very real ways. These are not “kooks in costumes,” as they may seem at first glance. They are, simply put, a response… to a problem.
Who are these heroes? They are our neighbors, our friends, our family members. They are artists, coaches, musicians, athletes, and even politicians (OK, maybe not politicians). Their actions serve as reminders that as most giving today has become reactive—digital and removed, temporarily soothing our guilt and feelings of helplessness—we have blinded ourselves to simple principles and practice of compassion and goodwill.
Do you have what it takes to become a real hero?
Here are some great quotes from some comic book superhero to start your year.