Reading this post, “Kill Your Heroes” came to mind. A number by electronic rock band AWOLNATION. The song itself doesn’t explore the topic in length but the title says it all. It’s a phrase we’ve all heard in one version or another.
Hell, the biggest story ever told is the rise of Jesus Christ. A savior, a hero crucified and killed by us, the people.
To apply the phrase “kill your heroes” in today’s society is not about getting yourself arrested for murder. Instead, it’s more about being subjective towards your heroes, being in a state of mind where you’re strong enough not to let the herd decided who the hero of the day is but to understand why the hero is a hero to YOU and how you can achieve or perhaps surpass that heroism.
We human beings are funny sometimes. Less often we are brilliant. We talk a lot about logic and reason. We supposedly want to be wise, but usually we are just ornery.
Here is a funny example. We all have heroes. That’s why we get articles and polls like the following:
- These are the most admired people in the world
- Most Admired Man and Woman
- Gallup: Billy Graham Among 10 Most Admired Men in World–for 58th Time
Because of what our choices say about us, we want others to admire the people we admire, but people often don’t. So some people admire Barack Obama, Pope Francis, Hillary Clinton, Bill Graham, Bill Gates,…… Some don’t.
What is the problem? If you are of the Liberal persuasion, Ronald Reagan’s…
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