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