Have you ever flipped on the T.V.- only to find the masked face of the Batman staring at you as he bravely conquers the bad guy? Or picked up a comic book with the powerful Superman soaring into the sky? If you have, have you ever given much thought as to how these heroes impact the people of our world? According to CNN, “A fascination with superheroes can benefit a child in many ways, including boosting his self-confidence and making him feel powerful.” But why does this feeling of confidence and power have to stop with children?
In our day and age, we live though tough times- whether it be a public problem, or a problem that delves down to the personal level. Everyone faces these problems- they are a way of life, however, when facing these problems people often feel as though they are alone in the world and that no one can help them. This is where Superheros come in. Even the greatest heroes, like us, face problems- and like us, they must persevere through them. Through their struggles, we can become aware of ways to solve our own, and gain the perseverance we need to finally overcome them. So, you can imagine why even something as simple as a comic book, can be thoroughly beneficial to people of all ages- not just children.
Besides the fact that they face problems, like us, superheroes are ultimately loved and worshiped for one reason: they are images of the better people we strive to be. Whether it be Superman’s strength, Batman’s brains, or even Robin’s agility, we all feel inspired and motivated by them to become a better version of ourselves. Using them as role models, we can work hard to improve ourselves as human beings. The motivation and inspiration provided by the superheroes brings out a type of confidence and initiative in us and give us a reason to become better people, and to help our world.
So, if you are ever feeling stress, disappointment, or sadness, maybe (just maybe) consider watching an episode of Batman- or even reading a few pages of the nearest Superman comic book- because you never know- even something as simple as a hero can have a huge impact on your life- and change it for the better. And- always remember, when you find yourself facing a tough situation think ‘WWTHD?’ (What Would The Heroes Do?).
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