Superhero and comic book movies these days, are not typically for the faint of heart… However, superhero abilities, at least that we see in the world of fiction, are truly inspirational!
The truth of the matter is that most superhero and comic book films contain incredible wisdom developed by the writers of the script and then delivered by the actors who play the characters. The inspiration that comes can truly affect our lives in significant and positive ways.
Below you will find the top 5 truly inspirational messages society could learn from the many superhero blockbusters and writers who channelled the lines that captured our attention.
As you move along, see if can guess where they come from… the answers will follow at the end.
“With great power, comes great responsibility.”
If the individual who said this were still alive today, what would he say about the state of world affairs? What would he say to the world leaders of our today? What would he say to the high school presidents, to the strong and to the weak?
If you saw this movie, you likely felt the compassion, wisdom and care that this person had and how that can inspire us to strive for more to really help those who need our help and most importantly to use our inner power wisely, without ego and instead from an inner calling for the greater good of all.
(Regardless of how cheesy any of this may sound, that is also another subtler lesson that these movies offer… be cheesy and corny sometimes!)
“Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.”
What does this say? Falling is a natural part of life. We fall, so that we can practice rising again.
As we become masters of falling or failing in life, and then getting right back up, we begin to develop belief in ourselves and realize that no thing can ever keep us down, that we can move through whatever challenges and obstacles present themselves in life, that we CAN pick ourselves right back up.
The contrary side of this is when we fall and then simply stay down – sad and depressed that life isn’t how we want it to be and we essentially exist in an abyss of low energy, miserable and feeling sorry for ourselves, others, and for the rest of the planet.
This lesson teaches us not to stay seated in the misery – Instead, pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, let go and move onward!
“Sometimes you have to run before you walk.”
This superhero serves to remind us that sometimes we need to just dive in, throw caution into the wind, express ourselves as best we can, even if we haven’t come up with the perfect method or perfect words, even if that thing is only half completed. Sometimes, we need to run before we think we have perfected walking!
4. We all have emotion. If you are human or expressing humanness, then there is a 99.99% probability that you have emotion that you both suppress and express.
It is also likely that at some point you have felt what this character felt…
“Even now I can feel it, buried somewhere deep inside, watching me, waiting… But you know what scares me the most? When I can’t fight it anymore, when it takes over, when I totally lose control… I like it.”
Frustration not expressed, becomes anger. Anger not expressed becomes rage. Rage is what becomes uncontrollable and either eats us up inside or causes us to do harm to ourselves, others around us and to our environment.
There is no need to go green like this character! Now is the time to begin learning methods and tools to release and vent. Be an example for your kids, especially for males teaching them how to let out frustration and vent thoughts in a healthy way.
Be a model for expressing anger if it has gone to that level in a healthy way so that your kids, when they are around other people who are in anger, know how to deal with it and do not become defensive OR offensive. This is one of the few emotional capabilities that our society has shunned that has actually served to work against us NOT for us.
“I wish you could just see the world as I see it. Because when you really look at it, it is just one world.”
…If only we all took the opportunity to look at life from the higher, broader field of view that this quote inspires, we would look at all life and realize
Speaking about one, have you felt oneness with these quotes and recall what Superhero movies they are from? Here is the list:
4. The Hulk – 2003: Bruce Banner explaining what it feels like when he becomes the Hulk
Be sure to comment below and list your favourite superhero or comic book movie and a quote that moved and inspired you. Additionally or alternatively, vote for your favourite quote above and let’s see which of these wins as the favourite in this blog!
Let’s complete with a brilliant quote from a truly cheesy comic book movie:
“Some lessons can’t be taught. They must be lived to be understood.”