February, 26th, 2015
Heroes are Guardians of The Good Life.
Heroes are able to do the things that Bystanders, Villains, Minions, Side Kicks, and Has-Beens can’t do, or are unwilling to do.
Heroes know that they have the power to influence situational outcomes and they choose to get involved in ways that are collaborative. In other words, they work with others - like teammates, most of the time. Additionally, heroes can set limits on others who inappropriately try to coerce their compliance. In other words, heroes don’t allow themselves to be used by others for ill purposes. Heroes protect their free will. Of course, this is extremely important because without protecting ones’ free will a hero could be used by a villain to harm others or to perpetuate an evil. Certainly, this would destroy an individuals’ hero-status. Finally, heroes can sustain their own motivation despite intense pressure to give in, to give up, or to buy in to acting out, by those who would seek to destroy, disempower, or de-rail a hero from advancing progress toward their personal goals.
The hero is an intentionally-constructive change agent. Specifically, when heroes act their actions create and protect healthy social environments. In this way, heroism is both, a life management style, or way of approaching and responding to situational variables, and it is also ‘managing the health and functioning of social ecosystems’ or ‘life management.’
Often, the heroes you’ve heard of are people who’ve responded to the presence of toxicity in the social environment by acting purposefully in ways to recover the health and functioning of the social environments in which people live, work, learn, and / or play. I call this kind of intentional responding ‘Human Ecosystem Recovery Operations.”
As an example you could think about how Robin Hood stole back the money that rich people had stolen, through over-taxation of the poor, and then returned it to the poor. Also, you could think of Martin Luther King Jr who facilitated the experience of equality of value for African-Americans who were being treated as if they had less value than the white majority in the U.S. during the Civil Rights Movement.
For more info on how to become more heroic in your own life or on how to increase your own ability to create and protect healthy social ecosystems in the places where you live, work, learn, and / or play visit: www.theherotrainingschool.com
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