Superman has every superpower you can imagine from the power of flight, super strength, super speed, X-ray vision…you know the drill. Superman is a global icon that inspires kids and adults alike.
Life lessons from Superman:
#1 Learn to be humble
With all that power, Superman can literally dominate the world, yet he chooses to be humble and use his powers to help people. He is not focused on feeling superior than the human race. Instead, Superman shows how to make the most of what you got.
#2 Accept that you cannot control everything
Even though Superman is the strongest superhero in the DC comics universe, still he can’t save each and every person in need of help. This feeling of guilt can easily crush his spirit. But he chooses to focus on helping those he can to create a better world for everyone.
#3 Choose to inspire others
Superman not only inspires other heroes in the Justice League, but he also motivates every human being through his actions and deeds. By standing up for truth and justice, he shows people the value of hard work, patience, humility and tolerance.
4. Captain America (Steve Rogers)
“We must all live in the real world… and sometimes that can be pretty grim. But it is the dream…the hope…that makes reality worth living.” – Captain America
Who is Captain America?
Scrawny and tall, Steve Rogers was a fine arts student who enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. There he volunteered to be the subject of a radical Super-Soldier experiment and was given a serum that gave him superhuman powers like speed, strength, agility and endurance. Armed with his iconic Vibranium shield, Steve became Captain America to inspire the troops and fight the Nazis. However, he was left trapped in ice for years after a failed mission. Captain America was later brought back by the Avengers and he eventually became their leader.
Life lessons from Captain America:
#1 Action speaks louder than words
Although Captain America can easily inspire anyone through his motivational speeches but he always follows up his words through definitive actions. He embodies the phrase “Walk the talk.” Always lead through example and you will be as great a leader as Cap.
#2 Protect your loved ones
In the movie Captain America: Civil War, Steve stands by his old friend Bucky even though he was turned into a bad guy through the magic of brainwashing. Although everyone in the Avengers was against Bucky The Winter Soldier, Cap did not give up on him and stood by his friend till the end.
#3 Never give up
“I can do this all day,” Steve keeps repeating this phrase throughout his life and follows it through. Captain America is not a quitter by any means and is ready to face any and all obstacles just to accomplish his goals. He is not afraid to die or even fail, as long as he knows that he has given his best.
It’s tempting to want to live in the past. It’s familiar. It’s comfortable. But it’s where fossils come from.” -Captain America
5. Wonder Woman (Diana Prince/Princess Diana)
“Because no matter how small an act of kindness or generosity or simple positivity you put out into the world, it will make a difference.”- Wonder Woman
Who is Wonder Woman?
Wonder Woman is perhaps the most popular female superhero today. A feminist icon, she was born as Princess Diana of Themyscira after her mother Hippolyta created her from clay. She was given life by Greek gods and was trained in combat by the Amazons on Paradise Island. Her superpowers include flight, superstrength, speed, courage and wisdom. After meeting Steve Trevor, the first man she ever saw, Princess Diana traveled to the land of ‘man’ and became Wonder Woman to help those in need.
Life lessons from Wonder Woman:
#1 You don’t need to be a man to be a hero
Even in our modern society, women are largely considered weak and feeble. However, Wonder Woman has permanently changed the ‘damsel in distress’ image of defenseless princesses by choosing to save the world and becoming a hero. You can also choose to be your own Shero (a female hero).
#2 Don’t give up on what you believe in
Whether you have read the comics or watched the movie, Wonder Woman doesn’t take no for an answer. She has been repeatedly told not to do something by her mother, her friends, and her partner Steve Trevor. But Diana always pursues what she believes in and pleasantly surprises everyone by her actions.
#3 Have faith in love
Diana believes in love, not just between two lovers, but also between family, friends and human beings in general. She believes love can actually help anyone and help us solve all problems.
“I believe in love…only love can save the world.” – Wonder Woman
6. Wolverine (James Howlett/Logan)
“Sometimes, when you cage the beast, the beast gets angry.” -Wolverine
Who is Wolverine?
Wolverine is a mutant who has retractable adamantium metal claws, incessant healing power and an animalistic attitude. James Howlett was born in Canada and is also known as Logan. After being abducted and experimented upon by the Weapon X program, the metal adamantium was fused to his bones forcibly. After escaping the program, he became Wolverine and later joined Professor Charles Xavier and became a member of the X-Men.
Life lessons from Wolverine:
#1 Confidence is the only superpower you need
Wolverine is an extremely confident person and has a devil may care attitude. He never doubts himself and is not afraid to face any risks. His unmatched confidence makes him stand out from every other superhero out there. Being a hero, starts and ends with your confidence.
#2 Scarcity makes you valuable
You will never find Wolverine hanging out with the X-Men and having a jolly good time. He values his time and likes to invest on himself instead of wasting it. This makes him scarce. As he is not available all the time, it makes him more wanted and appreciated by his teammates. Wolverine is a loner and work on himself. There’s a lot to learn right here.
#3 Mental strength is more important than physical strength
Like Batman, Wolverine has immense mental strength and self-belief which makes him strong from the inside. He is not bothered by negativity or criticism from others…and he gets a lot of that. Wolverine never gets affected by failures and setbacks. He just keeps moving forward following his animal instincts.
“My whole life, I felt like an animal. I ignored my instincts. I ignored what I really am. And that won’t ever happen again.” – Wolverine
7. Flash (Barry Allen)
“Life is locomotion… if you’re not moving, you’re not living. But there comes a time when you’ve got to stop running away from things… and you’ve got to start running towards something, you’ve got to forge ahead. Keep moving. Even if your path isn’t lit… trust that you’ll find your way.” – Flash
Who is Flash?
The Flash is the fastest man alive. After being hit by lightning and doused in chemicals, police chemist Barry Allen gained the power of super speed. Being able to move at lightspeed, Barry set out to prove his father’s innocence who was wrongly accused of murdering Barry’s mother. Dedicated to find his mother’s real killer, Barry became The Flash, a crime fighting superhero, who protects the people of Central City. He is also a core member of the Justice League.
Life lessons from Flash:
#1 Family comes first
Being a witness to his mother’s murder and seeing his father get wrongfully blamed for it, Barry knows the value of family very well. He has dedicated his life in the investigation to prove his father’s innocence. Even his identity as the Flash is driven by the fact that he lost his mother at an early age. Now he wants to protect the people so that no one has to experience what he had to.
# 2 Somethings are worth chasing
We all have something we love to chase whether it’s love, career or a dream. It is the same for Barry. At lightning fast speed, he chases what matters to him and what he believes is worthy of his time and effort. So make sure you only run after something that you believe is worthy and you are passionate about.
#3 Our past is often the key to our future
No one can deny that our past is part of who we are. Despite how much we try to forget or avoid it, our past will always catch up to us in unexpected ways. You simply can’t outrun it. The Flash tries desperately to cope with the death of his mother. However, it is only by accepting that he can’t change the past, Barry can move towards creating a better future. Revisit your past when you need to and let go of all your burdens.
“Sometimes the only way to move forward is to revisit the things in your past that were holding you back. You have to deal with them head on, no matter how scary they may be, because once you do you’ll see that you will go further than you ever imagined.” -Barry Allen
8. Spider-Man (Peter Parker)
“With great power there must also come…great responsibility!” – Stan Lee
Who is Spider-Man?
On a field trip to a local science lab, school student Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider which gave him some unique superpowers. With his new-found spider powers, Peter became excited and tried to make money as a wrestler. But after the murder of his Uncle Ben, Peter decided to become Spider-Man and stop criminals from hurting anyone else.