The Wand Position

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Heroes

Do we really need to be superheros with super powers to be honored, appreciated, respected and loved?

When I was looking the other day at the TV schedule I was struck by how the entertainment industry is catering to our needs - are they - or are they providing us with needs. I am not certain but what's going on is the idea of presenting a world as too complicated for human beings to resolve - problems - but superheros can do it.

I am not at odds with the entertainment industry for providing much needed entertainment and relief but I am a little concerned that every day heroes are not always appreciated.

Mother and Father working hard to make a good life for children - and older children working hard at school to succeed and perhaps helping out younger brothers and sisters and guiding them and yes, at times protecting them - and what about people in jobs - ordinary everyday jobs - not jobs identified with the heroic such as police or district attorneys as sometimes celebrated in entertainment world. While we appreciate and need them there are other jobs that are vitally important as well.

Teachers who guide and form and support our morals and values and principals. Yes, parents do this - yes religion and philosophy does this but what we are taught at school has such a great deal to do with how we perceive the world doesn't it? And teachers, even within the curriculum that they are provided which has certain rigidities, can often inspire us and encourage us not only to be interested with the answers and explanations but to learn how to ask questions and to feel safe in asking them.

We have so many heroes amongst us - look around. Look around in your town, look around in your neighborhood, look around in your family and look in the mirror. There's a lot more than we think about.

Goodlife to you all and goodnight.

2 comments:

Louis said...

You have some good points here, Robert. Many people seem to have gotten their sense of values all out of whack. I've been thinking on this kind of thing for awhile too. This is a good and timely post.
Goodlife.

Robert Shapiro said...

Louis, thank you for your comment. We're on the same wavelength here eh.

Goodlife my friend.