1. Batman (Bruce Wayne)
“Our greatest glory is not in ever falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Batman
Who is Batman?
For over 80 years, his nemeses has been asking the same question. Batman is a vigilante who fights for justice in Gotham City. After his parents parents were murdered, Bruce Wayne became Batman and dedicate his life to fighting crime. After years of training his mind and his body, Bruce took the mantle of the Bat to fight crime with his detective skills, exceptional intellect, unparalleled combat skills and cool gadgets. Due to his unique origin story, children & adults alike are fans of this superhero character.
Being a billionaire, Bruce Wayne could have lived a lavish life. But he CHOSE to be a hero. He CHOSE to fight for justice. He CHOSE to avenge his parents. And he doesn’t even have any superpowers for crying out loud. Batman is a self-sacrificing human being who gave up everything he has to restore justice in Gotham city.
Life lessons from Batman:
#1 Transform your failure into your strengths
Witnessing the murder of his parents, Bruce became emotionally traumatized. But instead of cowering in fear and relying on his father’s wealth, he became Batman and began a war on crime. His dedication and passion to being Batman is unshakable.
#2 You don’t need superpowers to become a hero
Bruce Wayne does not possess any kind of superpowers at all. He has molded himself into Batman through his sheer determination and hard work. To say he is an expert martial artist would be an understatement. He relies solely on his skills and intellect to fight crime.
#3 Never lower your standards
Driven by guilt and vengeance, Batman stops at nothing when it comes to fighting crime. But he never stoops down to their level. He has NEVER killed anyone despite how twisted that criminal is (read Joker). He prevents himself from becoming one of the murderers by maintaining his morality & a clear conscience.
“If you kill a killer the number of killers in the world remains the same.”
2. Iron Man (Tony Stark)
It’s not about how much we lost, it’s about how much we have left. We’re the Avengers. We gotta finish this. – Iron Man
Who is Iron Man?
After being kidnapped, billionaire, scientist, playboy and genius Tony Stark suffered a serious chest injury. He escaped his captors by inventing a mechanized suit that not only allowed him to destroy the abductors base but it also saved his life. Eventually Tony developed an advanced suit of armor with technological devices and weapons through his own organization Stark Industries. And thus he became Iron Man, the armored Avenger, played by the truly inspiring Robert Downey Jr. in the MCU movies. The high-flying hero not only stops the bad guys but also helps the people across the world.
Life lessons from Iron Man:
#1 Learn what you don’t know
Even though he is a globally renowned scientist and a genius, Tony is keen on learning what he doesn’t know. Always focused on upgrading his Iron Man suit, Tony is always open to experimentation and doing his homework to be the best at what he does. Failure has taught him more than success and trial & error has saved his life.
#2 Admit your mistakes
Tony Stark is an arrogant, stubborn and hard headed person who has frequently been called an egomaniac. He is far from perfect and has made a lot of bad decisions. And all of this has landed him in a lot of trouble. However, he knows when he has screwed up and he doesn’t shy away from admitting his mistakes. He also makes sure to right his wrongs and move forward with more strength.