Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Do people need heroes? People celebrate heroes who have rescued them or people they know. They celebrate Robin Hood, who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. Is it just holding out the hope that someone might come along and drop a sack of gold into your poor lap? Is it wondering if some super hero will come along and make everything right for you? If we lived up to our potential, we wouldn't need heroes. We'd be heroes. Only no one would know it, because we'd all be making things right in the world. Do people actually look up to heroes so they can model their lives after them, or do they look up to heroes in order to be comfortable imagining that there's someone else doing things right? I don't know. This isn't expressed really well.