Batman, Black Widow, Iron Man, Superman, Wonder Woman. At one time or another, we have all dreamed about being a superhero. Superheroes have been a prominent staple in our society for quite some time. Action figures, comics, and television shows have captivated all of us over the years. Growing up, I used to imagine I was Batman, and pretend to fight crime. The possibilities were endless, and I felt invincible. It’s funny to think that a cape or mask can make you feel unstoppable, but there is something so thrilling about becoming another person with a cape on, or behind the mask.
Superheroes are much more than a name, and a silly costume. Their powers astound us, and their ability to use their power for good and bad—enthrall us. They make us question ourselves if we had such a type of power. What would we do? And most importantly, how would we use such power?
Taking all this information into account, I have come up with a blueprint on how to adopt a superhero persona. You may or may not agree, but just take a moment to look it over. Let me be clear: no costume will be required (sorry) instead, I will be focusing on the mental and physical aspect of a superhero.
I’ll start off by asking: what does being a superhero mean to you? Really think about it. Go back to when you were a child, and reflect on what being a superhero meant to you. This question is key to get you started on becoming a superhero.
Once you have an answer for the above question, it’s time to look at your mental makeup. What personality, mindset, etc. are you going to adopt? Are you going to be a scout like Captain America? Or are you gonna push the limits like Batman? And for the ladies: are you going to be like Black Widow and take charge, or are you going to be like Wonder Woman, and figure out a solution that benefits everybody? The mental part is very important. It shapes your persona, and your character. Take away the costumes and powers, and superheroes are left with their mindset, and how they make decisions.
Moving on to the next phase, we have the physical part. Now, I’m not gonna try and sound like a fitness guru, and tell you about some miracle exercise routine (there isn’t one) or a fad diet. Find something that will fit your physical needs. The physical part will aid the mental, and in part, make you a complete superhero. Physicality is a great asset to a superhero, and you will gain from it as well.
Now that you’ve put in place your mental and physical attributes, it’s time to figure out what you want to accomplish. What will you do with your newly adopted superhero persona? Whatever you decide to do, I believe you will make a difference. The world needs more superheroes, and more people to look up to. Batman and Superman are cool, but wouldn’t it be more to become your very own superhero, and make your mark in this world?