The battle between good and evil is timeless. There comes a time in life when you have to choose a path. Do you want to be the “Hero” or a “Villain?” As a hero you could look back at your life and be proud of the righteous choices you’ve made. As a Villain, you may have contributed in mass chaos and the world’s destruction, however there is also the hidden allure of “The Bad Guys.” Despite the temptation of the villain, it is the hero that should be admired and emulated. The Punisher, Robin Hood, Batman, and Superman are some of the characters that we stereotypically constitute as heroes. They are known to fight with courage without fear of death. They destroy the enemy within a blink of an eye. They fight using their own body strength, superpower, or some kind of weapon. They come to the rescue miraculously and leave without a trace. They are mysterious. We are unable to identify who they are underneath the masks and disguises. Yet, we praise them and ignore the real heroes that surround us regularly, ordinarily. “All of us …like to believe that in a moral emergency we will behave like the heroes of our youth, bravely and forthrightly, without thought of personal loss or discredit”. In other words, we are quite oblivious to the ordinary people of the world that are, in fact, the true heroes.
When we think of a hero, what automatically comes to mind? To some it may be someone legendary. Others might think of a hero as someone of great strength or ability. Perhaps a honorable soldier or warrior. Perhaps someone admired for their achievements and great qualities. To me, it once meant someone that showed great courage. Some historical villains like Jesse James got praised for their notoriety as if what they were doing was right, Robbing trains, Killing innocent people.