With abilities like a spider and super strength, Peter now takes care of his Aunt May and swings around the city of New York to help everyone as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.
Life lessons from Spider-Man:
#1 With power, comes accountability
After getting his powers, Peter was focused on using it to earn some quick money. And after the death of his Uncle, he wanted to take revenge on the killer. But he chose to follow the advice of his late Uncle Ben and decided to become a hero for the people. He could have easily used his powers for his personal gains, but he chose the righteous path even though he is mostly unappreciated.
#2 We have to sacrifice what we want for our principles
Sometimes we might have to give up on what our heart wants the most just to follow our moral codes. Spider-Man has repeatedly sacrificed his love and personal happiness to do what he must: help people. Walking on the path to achieve your goals is not easy as it comes with a lot of personal sacrifice and compromise.
“We have to be greater than what we suffer.” – Spider-Man
#3 We can all be a hero
Peter Parker was an average high school teenager with a lot of average daily problems. But as Spider-Man he became a hero that the people needed. He gave hope to others and inspired people to be better even while coping with loss and grief. Spider-Man shows us that even by doing the smallest things for someone, we can do the greatest heroic deeds.
“We need a hero. Courageous, self-sacrificing people, setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero, people line up for them, cheer for them, scream their names, and years later tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who told them to hold on a second longer. I believe there’s a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble. And finally gets us to die with pride. Even though sometimes we have to be steady and give up the thing we want most, even our dreams.” – Aunt May
Be a HERO
Superheroes can teach us a lot of things about real life even though they exist solely in a fictional reality. Whether it Green Arrow or Hawkeye; Deathstroke or Deadpool, and even Shazam or Captain Marvel, they all have something to teach us, something to show us about being the best version of ourselves. About how we can be a hero to our loved ones even without any superpowers. I guess that’s why they are called superheroes. Even though they might not have saved anyone in real life, they inspire us to save ourselves.
Who is your favorite superhero and what have you learned from them? I would love to know. So feel free to share below.
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