While I was driving home from running errands a few days ago, I thought about what it means to be a superhero. Usually it requires a special, beyond the norm kind of ability. Something that sets the individual apart from the rest of humanity. The idea being that this individual would be able to use said ability to protect, to serve, and all of that good stuff.
Then I thought… how already incredible is the human race? Since the first memory of man, we have been doing amazing things. Communicating, both verbally and non-verbally, adapting, changing, knowing what to do next without knowing what to do next. Instinctively acting, protecting, scavenging, just plain living. Modern day we are constantly moving forward with the tide. Think about it, how many things can we think about in a day, and manage them in our minds and yet we’re still able to be productive? How many of us have areas in which we are stronger? Intuitively, physically, logically, emotionally, and then the culmination of those who are all or several of these things. The human mind is completely and utterly a source of power that is beyond the scope of our understanding, yet we are able to utilize it anyways! If that is not a feat of unmatched awesomeness well, I don’t know what else is.
What I want to know is how did we miss this? How did we not realize that we get up and stare superheroes in the face everyday? That human beings are not weak no matter how fragile life is. We are a body full of electric power, energy, and untapped resources. Everyday we fail to realize that we have met our potential by just being alive. We waste away thinking we need to be saved, or worse, we don’t pay attention and we waste the strengths we have.
I am a superhero, I don’t need a cape or a mask. I am a force to be reckoned with, a motivating vessel of life. You and I are all of these things and something beyond words. We are so much more than we give ourselves credit for. Wake up and look yourself in the mirror, see the fantastical creature you are. Meant for greatness, meant for an amazing life.