The Ordinary Hero Our World Needs

2:47 am in Pyschology That Helps by seph

A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep. Game Of Thrones, George R.R. Martin

We live in a pretty rough world.

Each time someone rises in this world there are 100 people trying to bring him or her down. They come out in packs with their piercing sharp teeth looking for techniques to destroy anything they can sink into… and frequently, they are pretty successful in doing it. It’s horrid what happens to people in this day and age who are endeavoring to do something in this world. It doesn’t matter if it’s positive even, the wolves will always find a way. I suspect this is the way that it has always been? Maybe it’ll always be this way.

But we need a new type of hero.

We need a lion who doesn’t concern itself with the viewpoints of those sheep who’ve never tried and failed in the arena. That’s the kind of hero we need. Not someone that was born great, but a man or woman who built themselves from the ashes in the depths and who will consistently take a stand for what they truly believe in and what they really adore in this life.

Wouldn’t that give the people something to root for? I believe as a society we are obsessive about perfect figures – if that be a body or a character. We idealize this concept of perfection and yet there truly isn’t any such thing. What we really need is someone who admits deep imperfection and celebrates it. And, in spite of that deep sense of being flawed, strives to grow every day and bring light into the planet.

We really need someone who will rise up above all the foolishness and take a stand for something greater than simply cash, sex, drugs, and so on. We need an ordinary man or woman – ready to be extraordinary in faith, love, and compassion.

Evan Sanders is the author of The Words Of Encouragement, a website dedicated to bringing the best quotes, motivational content on the web, and blogs all to one place. Interested in what else George R.R. Martin has to say about life? You can really learn a lot by going through these Game Of Thrones Quotes. It’s not my usual type of post, but there’s some real wisdom in these quotes.