Why We Don't Call Ourselves Heroes

Why We Don’t Call Ourselves Heroes

However, in practice, during discussions within the superhero community, and with others, it is to be understood that the use of the terms hero or superhero are meant the ideal to which we aspire, or the nature of the work we do.  While I may call myself a “superhero” during a discussion, I’m not actually making the claim that I am a superhero, to be treated with the respect and honor a truly heroic individual, such as a decorated Marine, or a wounded police officer, would undoubtedly be deserving of.  So, no, we aren’t actually heroes or superheroes unless we earn such titles through our actions and deeds.
posted by Silver Sentinel @ 8:01 AM