Superhero….Hmmmm…. supernatural powers….saving people….. bringing Justice…..
Yes , everybody admires a superhero. Right? We always want to be a hero to the people we love. It has always been a part of me , since my childhood. What’s my inspiration ? Ofcourse it was the tv shows I watched when I was a kid.
I love watching power rangers when I was a kid. You know right,. Stunning suits, Cool gadgets, catchy lines of course. More than that , saving people from danger has been embedded in my heart like an arrow. Be it any cartoon for that matter in those days, taught us valuable lessons that will be useful even after we get old.
Be it Billy and Mandy or Powerpuff girls. Animated shows always breaks the gender discriminations, which most of the cartoons now fails to do. Indian cartoons are the worst. They are often based on a hindu god, who will be a womanizer and also an Idol for love. I mean , what the heck is that ?
When we are kids we are very vulnerable to anything that appears in idiot box. When we see a film or a show based on wrestling, we do practice wrestling at home though they say not to. You got it right, if the hero steals the clothes from women in the show then eventually the kids too try it. (Hare rama, Hare Krishna)
So coming back to superheros. The person who you admire is very important because they influence you. I was so much influenced by Ben Ten who fights crimes and saves not only the people he loved but literally everyone.
Friendly neighborhood Spiderman for that matter gave me hope more than anybody else in my life. How poor you may be you can still live your life to the utmost level of happiness by helping people. He even taught how to handle betrayal and break ups…if it helps !
There will always be a superhero to help me get out of the voidness of life. Then it was superman now it’s Periyar,Ambedkar,Marx, Darwin and it goes on…
So , superheros had been a part of me from my childhood and I always wish to be one, even now.
To be a hero you don’t need to have supernatural powers to save people, you can be a superhero by spreading love, asking questions without following anything blindly, educating people, withholding the social justice, breaking stereotypes, disintegrating patriarchy, practicing equity and bringing out A Revolution.
Eradicate poverty not hunger.
The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.” – Karl Marx
Stop talking it’s about time we change it for better.
Educate, organize, revolt – Dr.B.R.Ambedkar
It’s about time !
Special thanks to my good friend and editor Lavanya.