I've probably made clear by now that I love superheroes. I don't love them all. For example, I'm pretty indifferent about Marvel movies. In my opinion a very few movies get the idea about superheroes.
That's a pity, because we live In a world, that seems to get darker each day. In fact, the Western world In 2020 seems eerily like Germany In the 1920's. And we all know how that ended...
We're just recovering from a world wide pandemic. Not a month goes by and violent mobs burn down cities and businesses, anarchy reigns and there's even talk about a civil war in America. And what happens in the USA reflects to the rest of the world, especially Europe.
The world is a mess. Although it would be sweet to see Superman flying to save us or Wonder Woman bringing Peace to our divided hearts, but that's not what I'm talking about.
We need stories about saviours, because we need their inspiration. We need to become Heroes in our own lives. Whatever we've chosen to do, we need to be excellent. No matter, whether it's teaching, nursing, construction work, writing or driving a cab, we need to be excellent. That's where we need stories and Heroes. They inspire us in this excellency.
Another reason, why we need them is because we've lost touch to our spirituality. That's just as dangerous as if a whole nation lost its ability to read all of a sudden. When that would happen, the whole infrastructure would collapse. We wouldn't be able to exchange information in longer distance. We could only duplicate what the closest people around us do.
The same way as reading, spirituality is important. I'm not talking about religion, although that is part of it. Spirituality is being in touch with ones soul. Knowing what the soul needs.
The consequence of losing our spiritual life is just what we see, when we turn on the news. Raging mobs destroying everything in their way, like angry cartoon termites. People killing each others for saying the wrong things. Kain and Abel reborn again and again.
When we lose touch with our spirituality, we need to compensate with something else, such as mindless ideologies that aren't meant to work the way they promise. That's just one way of filling that gab.
Other ways would be hurting our children, bullying our pairs, getting bullied, because of low self-worth. Even mindless consumerism is part of this. Buing, what we don't really need, even if we never use it.
I'm guilty of a lot of these, just like we all are. But there is hope In the horizon. We can be inspired again. We can just look up In the sky. And imagine. We need to read and get inspired. Superheroes are no longer just saving our planet from extra-terrestrial menace. Or our city from homicidal maniacs trying to poison our water supply.
They're saving our souls, by showing examples of virtue. They're showing us a better way. They offer us guidance we need right now. There's never been bigger need for characters like Hercules, Jason, King Arthur. And Superman.
Be virtuous. Be inspired. Thanks for reading!