In the latest installment of the Dark Knight trilogy, Batman comes out of the shadows after having taken the blame for Dents death to protect his friend the commissioner, then fights another battle to over come the bad guy, faces his set of challenges (health and emotional) and eventually fights his way out of a near certain death to save the city and humanity once again. Ironically one individual did just the opposite of what the hero of this film sets out to do and went on a mad shooting rampage last week. An ironic display of two men and the choices they make; one to save the world despite his persona challenges and the other, more villainous than one in the movie, who chooses to disrespect humanity and kill others.
You know, heroes are ordinary people that have achieved extraordinary things in life. ~ Dave Winfield
The funny thing about us people is that we are perhaps the only species that does a mistake knowingly and with full awareness. We are the only creation on this planet that know what is wrong and still make a deliberate choice to do it anyway. A superior creation with the greatest gift of skills, knowledge, and abilities that surpasses every other creation, do this.We know the consequences of smoking and fully aware of the numerous stats and facts there are available, yet we willingly choose to smoke. We know how our actions, careless attitude and words may hurt the very people we love, yet we do it.We know what we need to do to succeed in life, become better people, and make simple yet great contributions to our world, yet we choose to take the lazy or easier path in life.
We the “Knowledgeable Man” – “Human Beings” do it.
If there is anything that the world, history, people, life, and every major event has thought us, it is that we people can do the most amazing of things in each of our lives. We can destruct, create, hate, love, take or give and live as nobody and stay bitter due to our prejudice or become somebody and leave behind a legacy. We can make great positive contributions to humanity, our family or even just one individual. We can influence, coax, inspire or provide.
Yet we either choose to do nothing or often choose to do what is wrong.
When we compare to those who lived just a few decades ago, we go to work in much more sophisticated cars, speak to people on a wireless telephone linked to our car via Bluetooth, work on a laptop with soft wares that practically required basic data input, come home to super think 3D TV programs, best of foods, inside our fanciest houses, and sleep on perhaps the most comfortable and scientifically developed luxurious mattress. And never stop finding reasons to complain about our life, people, fate, bad luck and anything we can find to blame things on!
A little patience and thought in making choices, a little bit of honest introspection, a positive attitude, some faith, and a whole lot of tolerance. Hold these together using sound morals, good values, and sincere and consistent attempts to make yourself a better person, shall make you nothing short of a “Super Human” or more so a “Super Hero”.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them. ~ Bono
So, what does this “Super Hero’s” do? Well, just about what we have known them for doing. They do good deeds, serve humanity, protect people and loved ones, help the poor and needy, fight every obstacle, fail but never give up, goes away in silent contemplation, returns with solutions and courage, accomplished their objectives, succeeds and become a hero amongst those who depend on them. And the amazing thing about these heroes is the fact that each one of them face their own set of challenges and obstacles and fights to overcome them. There seems to be no escape for them either., They too have their share of adversities and over come them with perseverance, courage and determination.
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes. ~ Benjamin Disraeli
These famed heroes are generous and charitable in nature, helpful and giving in deeds, protective of their loved ones and others, brave enough to be willing to face every obstacle in life, and develop solutions to get over them, be willing to fail and learn from their experiences, always keep moving forward in life, think, indulge in some self-analysis, make some positive changes in self, change attitudes and muster courage and persevere until they win. If you give these a little thought, you will soon realize that every single one of these acts is possible by you, me or anyone else. Many of them are very simple ones. Easily do-able. The difference being the will and attitude! You do not have to freeze a lake, move a mountain, or fly around the world to do great things. Your greatness lies in the most simplest of things in your daily lives. Often your deeds are perceived to be much greater than you will ever know by those who value it and receive it. The drive, determination and will to keep trying to win regardless of the obstacles, failures, criticism, or time is what makes the difference.
Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver five minutes longer. ~ Ronald Reagan
Try being a “Dark Knight” for just one single moment every day. It may become a habit. That habit may inspire another. That inspiration may become contagious and Voila! You have single-handedly influenced the world around you by that one single moment by being a”Super Hero”! You can do small great things and be a hero at work, become a hero for your spouse, for your children, for your siblings, for yourself. Try doing one thing every day that is either generous, brave, selfless, caring or simply humble. Any of these will only add just another positive moment to your life. No, it doesn’t take much. And once done, make it a habit and collect such several “Dark Knight” moments and make your life worthwhile. Sponsor a child, a family, be charitable, volunteer at a local shelter for those in need, be compassionate, tolerant, loving, generous, selfless and forgiving.
The reason progress is slow is that we always expect other men to be the heroes and to live the heroic lives. But we all have hero stuff in us. In our sphere of life we can always live more heroically and triumphantly and grow in heroic stature. ~ Wilferd A. Peterson