HOW TO BE A HERO - WHY DO WE LOVE HEROES SO MUCH?

Why is it that we enjoy Heroes really much? Why do we watch films and read books and listen to stories of people who overcome difficult situations? Who measure in the battle and fight valiantly? Who face their fears and display courage, even when the odds are against them?
Why?
Because that’s who we aspire to be.
Joseph Campbell outlined a common story that’s followed by heroes from ancient mythological stories through modern day films. He considered that, not only are humans drawn to this narrative, but which all of us have the capability to live it.

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He had been a powerful thought leader and writer who wrote many books.
There is a movie, Finding Joe, which investigates Campbell’s thoughts about the Hero’s Journey. acting scripts plays skits heroes superheroes suggest it! It includes modern day philosophers, religious leaders and authors like Deepak Chopra and Ken Robinson as well as musicians, professional athletes, and even my old manager from the Foundation.

From the movie, writer Alen Cohen says”We’re not different from the characters we see in our stories and in our books. They’re us. It is 1 journey.”
The hero’s journey is defined by a few important elements. First, there’s a separation along with a call to experience. The hero embarks on a trip to an unknown or unfamiliar place (physically or emotionally/spiritually). Along the wayhe encounters temptations and challenges, and he should face death (either physically or metaphorically). It’s by beating that experience that they are reborn and changed. Then they’ve earned the name of”Hero.”
There are entire books written about this, so I’m summarizing here. However, the point is that the story line is the same, even though the details can be dramatically different.
The Creative And Entrepreneurial Call
There are many different”calls to adventure” that will jump start a hero’s journey. And we can experience it in a lifetime. In the film, a few of the instigators were physical challenges like a crazy skateboarding trick. Occasionally they’re push, like a serious medical illness or tragic experience. There can be geographic separation, like moving to a new place, country or culture. Or a different sort of separation, like losing a job or a relationship.