2017 Week 12 Challenge – We Can Be Heroes, but Just for One Day

Heroes

*Note: I know that I skipped the Week 11 challenge, but Week 11 required something that I didn’t currently have, so it’s something to do for the future*

Do you like superheroes? What about regular heroes? What does it take for someone to be a hero? Who are your ordinary heroes? Can you do something heroic? What is your definition of being a hero? Is it helping out someone in need? Speaking up for your own beliefs? Finding the courage to face a fear?

*Attached: An action figure of who I think was the Elf Chick in The Hobbit series who was not in the books, AKA Kate from Lost AKA Freckles from Lost AKA the one who always seemed to fuck things up*

Heroes

Damnit Freckles. Source: Wikipedia

Do I like superheroes?

Somewhat. I think Batman is pretty cool. Although I’ve been absolutely done with the 234 superhero movies they put out on a yearly basis.

What about regular heroes?

Who would you define as a regular hero? Real people that have existed throughout time? Abraham Lincoln? David Bowie? Tommy Wiseau?

*To note, this is one of my favorite songs*

What does it take for someone to be a hero?

Someone that stays true to themselves. Someone who went through adversity after adversity and never game up. Someone who inspires. Someone who is humble.

Who are your ordinary heroes?

Most of them have tended to be artists…although I guess we’re all artists in some shape or form. Here are some of them:

  • David Lynch
  • Nick Cave
  • Kate Bush
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Thom Yorke
  • Bjork
  • George Carlin
  • Josh Homme
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • David Bowie
  • St. Vincent
  • Tom Waits

Can you do something heroic?

Yes! It’s all in the eye of the beholder. It can be helping someone in need, or it be creating something that impacts the lives of thousands or millions of people.

What is your definition of being a hero?

Is it helping out someone in need?

It can be!

Speaking up for your own beliefs?

Absolutely. Look at how many people throughout history were looked down on for thinking differently, only for people to look back long after they were gone to see how wise they were.

Finding the courage to face a fear?

Yes. The hero must overcome the villain yes? Whether it’s doubt, failure, rejection, or anxiety, it’s something that the hero conquers and lives to fight another day.