Great Life Lessons to be Learned From Our Favorite Superheroes
Superheroes are a big part of pop culture. They’re popularity seems to stem from society’s innate need to believe that there are “heroes” that can bring down the bad guy and save the day. Of course we know these are fictitious characters, but the ideas behind them are not so much when you think about it.
In fact, there are quite a few life lessons one can learn from our favorite caped (or non-caped) crusaders. Here are some of them.
Life Lesson: Don’t be afraid to be yourself.
Although the characters of X-Men are greatly exaggerated, with fully blue bodies or razors sticking out of their knuckles, in a way they seem to relate to real people in that everyone is different in their own unique way. What X-Men teaches us is that being yourself and embracing such unique features of your personality is not just OK – it’s what makes you so amazing. It also encourages you to show the parts of yourself that you may be tempted to hide and realize that you can do amazing things not despite them, but because of them.
Life Lesson: You don’t need superpowers to be a superhero.
Batman is different to most other superheroes in that he doesn’t actually have a “superpower” (other than loads of money, but that’s not the point). Even with his wealth, he is portrayed as someone who has been through so many struggles throughout his life, from the time he was a child. Still, despite all of that, he becomes one of the most powerful people in the world – all with sheer willpower, intellect, and good old hard work. That’s a valuable lesson to anyone that thinks that they cannot make an impact on this world.
Life Lesson: “With great power come great responsibility.” – Uncle Ben
Uncle Ben’s death is a turning point in the life of Peter Parker, Spiderman’s alter-ego, and his dying words will go on not just to define the entire character but also become one of the most common sayings in real life. Not only is Peter now the sole relative to his aunt, he is also gifted this incredible power. When he senses that danger is impending, it becomes his responsibility to go to war against the villains to save innocent people, in the same way that he needs to responsible for helping his aunt with her grief. He may not have asked for the power – but now that he has got it, it’s up to him to use it wisely.