This has nothing to do with Batman nor Superman. This has nothing to do with any of the Michael’s (Jordan, Jackson, or Tyson) in entertainment. This blog post has everything to do with you, you who’s reading this right now. This is not for you to think of who your favorite super hero is, but why aren’t YOU a superhero? Don’t go thinking I expect you to have super powers or do things that aren’t humanly possible. We should be a superhero in our communities, homes, and schools. We should be super hero’s for our friends, parents, family, co-workers and most importantly our CHILDREN. How many of you can ask your children whom they admire or “look up to” and the person that they acknowledge is you? The sad part is that you wouldn’t even care or have a second thought about that person not being you.
Why are you not angry or at least jealous about you not being the choice? Why would you be fine with someone other than yourself having such a great impact on your child? Do you know why most children don’t regard their parents as their superhero? Your children and others know that you haven’t been pursuing your dreams, expressing your passions, living life to the fullest, and being fearless. I know being a superhero is scary but why not you? Being a superhero does come with great responsibility but that is just life in itself. Actors, Actresses, Athletes, nor Comic book characters, interact with your child as often as you do and if they are, WHERE ARE YOU? If you have the opportunity to influence, inspire and motivate anyone it should start with your children.
Being an example of a superhero should come before the words. “Do as I say and not as I do” should never come out of your mouth to anyone as advice in life. It is never too late to work on yourself and put your past behind you to be that superhero example. I ask that you are a superhero for others because of what a superhero embodies. A Superhero help others without wanting or expecting acknowledgement from the public, they receive no currency for their actions, they are extremely sacrificial of their time, and the passion for what they’re doing drives them to keep going. I am not saying as a superhero that you have to be perfect because there is no such thing at all, but you can still try to be more than just a body that takes up space in this enormous world.
I beg of you to put on your cape and or mask and be that example for all but especially your children. This means, go and be what you want to be, live your passion in life, never settle, never quit, live YOUR reality, never let anyone tell you what is possible, challenge yourself and your thoughts, and do it without fear. A superhero in the comic book world lives on forever and never die. The character batman has been played by many actors over many years. Your character also can be played by many others for years coming.
I ask you to stop living day by day and not putting your dreams and goals in the forefront. Your powers will be revealed once you start the pursuit for your dreams and goals. Your passion will come pouring out along with your dedication. Never settle or be comfortable with where you are if you have greater expectations in life. We don’t live forever but why not be “Batman” or “Superman” now and then let others play the role once you move on. I am discovering my powers every day and you should as well.
Written by: Ronald Anthony Wilson