Its a sin to quit and no one wants to be average. Everyone has that secret aspiration of being a superhero. But in a world devoid of super powers and unearthly talents, it is almost impossible to imitate the Godliness of your fictitious idols.
Your idea of a superhero is derived from the stories you have heard. But if you look closely you will find out most of these stories omit the obstacles and challenges these heroes faced.
It might have taken a Herculean obstacle to thwart Hercules, but even Hercules tumbled and fell. Even Achilles had an Achilles heel.Even Zeus was distracted by beauty They were not as indomitable as you think they were, they were just glorified in the tales you heard. Tales told by their PR agents to create a God like aura around them, to increase followers and demoralize enemies.
Over glorifying Chinese whispers
Most superheroes tickle your imagination with their indestructive nature. You are awe struck by how they overpowered every calamity or beast that came their way. They might amaze you by their immunity to mood swings, diseases and other common mortal disorders. But then it will be foolish to glamorize a demigod by singing songs about his stress or chanting praises about his pain or disclosing details about his diarrhea.In short tales of trouble wont make for a good reading.
So, what you aspire to be is a glorified protagonist from a semi fictitious tale which has been augmented from ear to ear, just like a game of Chinese whispers among overtly optimistic people. In reality every one has weaknesses. everyone goes through the same kind of life laced with stress, disease and misfortune.In the modern world a super hero can be defined as a common man, who has the courage to fight his own battles and the concern to help out others fight their’s.
Reality- A land away from Comic Books
In a land far away from comics and mythical tales, you can see people struggling with the reality of their lives. As man sets off on his journey in this modern world his thoughts are shaped by the complexity of the world which he has created for himself. A digital world laden with luxuries, pampered with pleasures and draped with distractions. It is hard to keep focus with all the nuances around let alone find time and energy to be a superhero.
But when reality hits you, and if you are lucky enough to rid yourself from the blindfolds of guilty pleasures and take the first steps away from mediocrity, you feel the heat from the sun in a way you have never felt before. Many burn out before actualizing their dreams, many bow down to the real problems of the real world.
Only the ones who find their feet get the chance to fall, so when life trips you, dust yourself off and stand tall, and if you think you cant, don’t waste time crying just start to crawl.
Success is a matter of more than a few tries and quitting is always unwise, so keep your eyes on the prize and sooner or later you will see yourself rise.
You wont see the troubles at the start, but time will test your body, soul and heart.
And when you rise above the realms of mediocrity they will see you as there guiding light, living similar lives but with perspective poles apart.
The altrusitic avenger- The Modern Day Superhero
Its very easy to be the Hulk of SUlk, or be the Spidey who gets caught in the web of his own negativism, so stop living your life poisoning others life like a Black widow, be focused on your goals, see them through a Hawk’s eye, hammer down on your obstacles like Thor and Iron out your flaws like a man. This will allow you to be the Captain of your destiny and make your life much more than a spectacle to Marvel. When you overcome the obstacles and achieve your dreams you become an example for everyone around you. This along with an ounce of empathy and compassion will make you the altruistic avenger, and ideal modern day super hero who can not only save himself but lead everyone to a better future.