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Want To Be The Hero?

Even Superman had Lex Luthor and Kryptonite to give him bad days.

By Jason Ray Morton Published about a year ago 3 min read
Image by IvanArt06 from Pixabay

Life is known for throwing curve balls. Once in a while, one of them will hit us where it hurts the most. We might see a future that looks more promising. Maybe, there is light at the end of a metaphoric tunnel that shows we are near achieving a goal. Our demons catch us when we least expect them to.

Whatever you are suffering from, or someone close to you is suffering is just part of life. While it might make you feel beaten, it might make you question what the hell is the point, while it might make you want to throw in the towel — you can beat your problems.

As a movie fan, I am reminded of the messages written into the scripts of movies we watch. Messages of hope, perseverance, fortitude in the face of adversity, pain, sorrow, and triumph are all there for us to see. We see them in daily life, the arts, the news, and the world around us. And, we see people beaten down by the circumstances of their lives.

Sadly, there is no magic pill that makes life wonderful. Even the most wonderful of lives suffer their problems. The world is no Utopia, and quite often, luck and hard work don’t seem to get you across the finish line. How do people keep on keeping on?

Get Rid Of Your Kryptonite

Eric Kilby from Somerville, MA, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

The “Man of Steel,” or The “Man of Tomorrow,” was capable of anything. It was a magical combination of writing, fantasy, and movie magic that showed us what it might be like to be a being of incredible power. He was unstoppable, possessed great resolve in the face of adversity, and had a charisma that made people want to believe in the future.

Even Superman had a weakness, like every man, woman, or whatever you identify as in the modern era. We are flawed, fragile, and weak creatures.

Superman would rise above all the human frailties and like a leader, show what the world could be like if we would try. But, in the real world, we aren’t as powerful or gifted as the movies make people. Superman had one thing that got him down, Kryptonite. Do you think that Kryptonite affects you in the same way?

It does, metaphorically. While Kryptonite held Superman at bay, slowing him from defeating the enemies he faced, we all have a Kryptonite that slows us down. That’s the weakness that exists in man.

Examine what your Kryptonite is and rid yourself of it! It’s not that simple. Everyone is aware of that. However, the battles have to start before winning them.

Taking a look at what you’ve done before will help you improve your choices in the future. Spend a little time doing some introspection, and see what you find. If you’re looking for a way to save your world or the entire world, it all starts by examining your tools, the tools you need to use better, and the tools you need to get.

Image by yabadene belkacem from Pixabay

It’s hard to see people suffer. It hurts, perhaps more than it does when you’re the one suffering. We all want to be the hero, be able to fix the problem, and make those that we love feel better. Why? Because that’s what we do for those that we love. It’s an empowering feeling. And, at a certain point, we all need to be led in a better direction.

Remember this. While you might not be able to save the world, saving your world, and the people in it when they’re down, suffering, or can’t find the strength to get back up and keep going, is as simple as being willing to try and help. I’m reminded of a scene I watched in a horrible movie. It was god awful. When it comes to ways of looking at problems, it reminds me to start with what matters.

“I’m not here to save the world, I’m here to save you.”

— Bill Pulman

Start small, do what you can, help those around you whenever you can, and you can be the hero that’s needed today, and maybe tomorrow. The rest will sort itself out.

Remember, even Superman had Kryptonite and Lex Luthor to contend with.


About the Creator

Jason Ray Morton

I have always enjoyed writing and exploring new ideas, new beliefs, and the dreams that rattle around inside my head. I have enjoyed the current state of science, human progress, fantasy and existence and write about them when I can.

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