What Heroes Are

“Lawrence Rubin, a psychology professor at St. Thomas University in Miami, posited that rather than focus on our fascination with fallen heroes, “we should turn attention from them to ourselves, and search for real and tangible ways to be heroic in our own lives.”

“Heroes are part of both popular and the broader culture as well.” They “are the rarefied and purified elements of the best of humanity,” Rubin says. They are “the distilled essence of our hopes, dreams, strength and desire for immortality.”

Source: Lance Armstrong: When A Hero Lets Us Down, via NPR

Advertisements
Tags:

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: