I doubt there’s one of us who at some stage or another hasn’t daydreamed of being a superhero….the definition of a superhero/superheroine according to Wikipedia is, ‘a stock (ordinary) character that typically possesses superpowers, abilities beyond those of ordinary people, and fits the role of the hero, typically using his or her powers to help the world become a better place, or dedicating themselves to protecting the public and fighting crime.’
Now we all know from the countless superhero stories we’ve been exposed to over the years, that the superhero is usually someone who is unassuming, down to earth and lives an ordinary life, but when their special powers kick in, become larger than life and strong enough to take on countless challenges. There are lessons that can be learnt from these fictional characters and applied to daily life, lessons which children especially find relatable……who can forget the famous line in one of the Spiderman movies; ‘’With great power comes great responsibility”….
Superheroes are strong in the face of danger – In life we all experience moments of danger, both physically and emotionally. Fear is a human response, however each of us possesses the power to rise above our fear and stand strong in the midst of threat. We often forget that the superpower we have is the help and support those around us.
Superheroes fight for a cause – They fight for what they believe in! If we believe in something and work hard at it, we have the power to achieve anything! The superpower we have is holding onto our dreams and never giving up on them regardless of how distant or impossible they seem.
Superheroes are not liked by everyone, they have enemies – From a young age we come to realise that not all people are going to like us. That some people have bad and evil intentions. Self-confidence gives us the power to brush off the negativity from others. The superpower we can draw on is knowing that we are special and unique, that the right people will love and appreciate us for who we are and that we can be good and do good in the midst of all that is bad and evil.