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Superheroes were created to fill our desire, in part, to have a hero, but also to be a hero. For the Alphas in the crowd, it’s likely more the latter. There’s nothing a guy wants more than to be a hero. To come swooping in to save the day, the damsel in distress, and to win the babe by beating up the brute. To be a Man of Steel.
There’s not a guy on the planet who, in his heart of hearts, wants to live a small, meek, uneventful life. Deep down we all hate the 9-5 because it locks us into safety, preventing us from adventure. We hate school because it tames us, domesticates us, and dampens our fire.
We’d love to be a hero, but we’re so emasculated, domesticated, and tamed, that the wild spirit we were born with is now nothing more than a lapdog who needs a hero much more than he feels that he can become one.
You have it within yourself to be a hero. You have the capacity to save the day, to have courage, and to live big. The key word is, capacity. Somewhere along the road it was lost. Like almost every man on this here green and blue and brown planet, you stopped being a man, a warrior, a hero, and started being a victim. Today we’ll work on changing that. Today we bring back the hero and discard the coward.
Why You Need to Be Superman
Being your own Superman has nothing to do with fulfilling the lost fantasy we’ve all have of possessing superpowers. It has nothing to do with fulfilling your pipe dreams – well, at least not directly. Becoming Superman – and I’ll tell you how you’re going to do so in a second – is about finally being the man you were born to be. Read the rest of this entry »