A response to MozBar’s post:I have to say that people like Quentin Tarantino make it worthwhile watching movies once in a while. I recently watched Kill Bill 1&2. The movies are quite entertaining but the last dialog between Bill and Kiddo grabbed my attention, where Bill says:
“Now, a staple of the superhero mythology is, there’s the superhero and there’s the alter ego. Batman is actually Bruce Wayne, Spider-Man is actually Peter Parker. When that character wakes up in the morning, he’s Peter Parker. He has to put on a costume to become Spider-Man. And it is in that characteristic Superman stands alone. Superman didn’t become Superman. Superman was born Superman.When Superman wakes up in the morning, he’s Superman. His alter ego is Clark Kent. His outfit with the big red “S”, that’s the blanket he was wrapped in as a baby when the Kent’s found him. Those are his clothes. What Kent wears – the glasses, the business suit – that’s the costume. That’s the costume Superman wears to blend in with us.Clark Kent is how Superman views us. And what are the characteristics of Clark Kent. He’s weak… he’s unsure of himself… he’s a coward. Clark Kent is Superman’s critique on the whole human race.”
This is so true; we are all born as super-humans and are made to wear costumes that make us weak, unsure and coward. If we just dare to get out of them, undo the programming of this society, we can realise who we really are under the costumes. We may not be able to fly, but our worries will certainly fly away. We may not be able to move mountains, but the mountains of responsibility will certainly be removed from our shoulders. I think if we can live without fear we are super-human. That’s it; it’s that simple.