This is a comment by Dave Booda on the post “True American Gods“.
“This is a cool article, I love the idea that we can closely relate to superheroes because we see ourselves in them. Here’s a fascinating idea I pondered recently.
“Superman is the most popular comic book character of all time, yet he isn’t human, but all the other major superheroes are (Spiderman, Batman, Hulk, Iron Man) I believe we relate closest to Superman. I believe that deep down we recognize that we are acting small, and our power within is of superhero proportions. I don’t see us as humans trying to become superheroes, I see us as superheroes trying to act human. The word “human” even carries with it an inherent flaw. ‘Oh, he’s only human’, ‘that was a super-human effort’, ‘I guess I’m human after all’. Why is that? Is it such a crime to be what we are?
“What if instead of humans acting like superheroes, we are superheroes acting like humans?”
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