Recently I’ve been watching My Hero Academia.
As some of you may know, anime is something quite close to my heart because of the many times it’s helped me escape from the world.
Many lessons have been learned from all these fictional characters (who were all created by real people).
This recent choice got me thinking about why we all love superheroes.
Is it due to their ability to overcome any obstacle?
Perhaps because of the many powers they have?
Maybe it is the overwhelming moral compass?
Or is it because of something else?
Chances are it’s all of these things and more, yet to me, there is something else that matters even more.
Even if it’s not real and only in the context of the show you’re watching, it’s the fact they give us hope.
Hope to overcome any odds.
To keep moving forward no matter the struggle.
They make us feel like we’re not totally helpless in this life and if we are to truly take a stand, to keep moving forward we will be okay in the end.
Heroes are who we wish we could be, yet in real life, true heroism doesn’t get the rewards of glorification it does in the fictional one.
Yet even with this being the case, and no one ever noticed or said thank you, why wouldn’t you want to be a hero?
Worth some thought.
You can choose your actions, your life is yours so you make the best you can of it regardless of the hand dealt to you.
I shall leave you with this: