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Who Is A Hero?


Last updated 5/11/2020 at 12:03pm

How would you recognize a hero? Does he/she wear a cape like Superman or Batman? Probably not! In fact, we might walk right past one of them on the street and never even know it.

Scholar and writer Joseph Campbell’s definition of a hero… an ordinary human being who does “the best of things in the worst of times” would suffice. Campbell “celebrated … the triumph of individualism – and their triumph in the human … world.”

He has written: “the hero’s journey involves a hero who goes on an adventure and in a decisive crisis wins a victory and then comes home changed or t...

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