We seek out heroes. Search for them.
In movies, books, comics. In life.
Someone to come in and save the day.
The Duke, Indiana Jones, John McClane, Captain Kirk, Iron Man, Batman, Superman.
In all shapes and sizes. From the pure, noble hero to the avenging anti-hero.
But what makes them heroic? What separates them from us?
Is it trying to make a difference? Is it doing what is right? And if so, who decides what is right and what is wrong?
Superman is not simply a hero because of his powers, Iron Man because of his suit. There has to be something more.
Risk and sacrifice matter. If a hero has nothing to lose does that make him less of a hero?
Heroes risk because someone has to and they cannot accept sitting on the sidelines.
Perhaps we need more heroes.