H-E-R-O-E-S

I have spent that last couple of weeks watching the final season of “Smallville”. Ten seasons! We had this show with us for ten years!

That’s without all the comics, movies, TV shows, and other materials covering the Man of Steel.

Well, this isn’t a review of the show, so don’t go anywhere yet. In fact, I won’t show a clip from any of those movies, nor say much else about Kal-El.

What I wanted to look at was the underlying reason why something created in the 50s is not only still around, but can command enough of our attention to grab us on a, basically, old story, and carry it on major TV for ten years.

Any ideas? Okay, no more suspense. Here’s my thoughts on the matter.

I believe that what we all truly like, at least what the majority of the people like, is the massive difference between Clark Kent, the nobody, and Superman, the Special. Superman is the underdog gone galactic; he is the person who struggles all the time with the problems of trying to be human and fit in when he can also stop bullets and move planets. He is our idea of a hero.

But, he is not the only hero around. In fact, there are a lot of them who are simply human. I have a list of my heroes. I wonder if they are yours, too (not really in order):

1) Jesus Christ
2) Helen Keller
3) Joan D’Arc
4) George Washington Carver
5) Mother Theresa
6) Ghandi
7) Daniel Boone
8) Rosa Parks
9) Isaac Asimov
10) Neale Donald Walsh

Now number ten, Neale, is probably someone none of you has heard of. He wrote the “Conversations with God” series and greatly influenced my current set of spiritual beliefs. He has been horribly labeled by the church; however, to me, he is a man who took his beliefs and sought to help others by showing them something different.

Jesus is number one on my list, but not because of His religious significance. I put Him there because he believed something that was not well thought of then, kept on speaking it out, and never once took a step away from that even when it meant death on a cross.

All of these people have that in common to me. They took a stand and use their own determination and endurance to continue on until they had done all they could do.


Who are your heroes? I would love to know that. Put them in the comments with the reason why if you can.
Perhaps, I will find a new hero to add to my list (by the way, that list is not all-inclusive!).
Namaste,
Scott

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  • Soma Mukherjee  On June 12, 2012 at 12:41 am

    lovely list my heroes are people who in their daily life find time for others…Like Keenan Ruben,who gave up his life to save a girl from being harrased and eve teasing…
    or the angels who during floods or any other calamities come out to help others..they don’t have to but still they do…
    what a beautiful write up Scott,just love reading your posts

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    • kindredspirit23  On June 12, 2012 at 2:09 am

      Thank you so much, Soma.
      I enjoy writing them.
      I will have to look up Keenan Ruben as I don’t know this one.

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  • Aspergers Girls  On June 10, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    My confirmation teacher Helen Wright, who loved me unconditionally and prayed for me everyday, until her passing a few years ago. Sweetest lady on the planet. People who work at homeless shelters, who volunteer to sit with the elderly, who go to countries to feed the hungry children, who pet homeless animals in shelters, who cradle infants in hospitals, who take care of children with special needs, and bloggers who want in their heart to make a difference. 🙂 Sam

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  • magsx2  On June 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Hi,
    I would certainly put Mother Theresa very high on the pedestal, she did so much amazing work and also work that others would not do, and I do hope that future generations learn about her and her sacrifices that she made in her life.

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