Good guys have been around for a while. I have to stop, from time to time, to remember that there are good guys. It reminds me that I’m not alone in a messed up world … It reminds me that there many reasons to hope.David met Goliath, hurled a stone through the air, and it connected. WHACK! David was a good guy, who didn’t take it lightly, Goliath talking smack … and messing with his people.
It reminds me of a line from a book entitled Flight of the A-1 Intruder, by Steven Koontz: “Son, if there was ever a time to come to know Jesus, it’s right now.” Jesus was not known, yet, at that time, but it would have been a great line. Goliath was a bad guy who couldn’t keep his head together.
Eliott Ness (Eliot Ness – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org ) went after Al Capone, and … succeeded. Crafty? Oh, yeah. Tax evasion. HA! Eliott Ness was part of the “Untouchables” … and they had a vision, these guys. They took down Al Capone.
It’s good to remember that the “archetypes” … somewhat an appropriate term … are important because they symbolize justice.
They remind us, as well, of the good guys … going after the bad guys. Like Clark Kent, a good man, that had to deal with some legitimate tension / ambivalence / frustration of living out two different roles.
I could not live out two roles like Clark Kent. He was a reporter. No, a super-hero. No, a reporter. No, a super-hero. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nooooo! It’s … a … newspaper reporter!! Another challenge for Clark Kent: he did not have a cellphone, which meant he had to use a phone booth. But at least he got the girl in the end.
- Happy birthday, Superman! A look back at 75 powerful years (herocomplex.latimes.com)
- Tiny wisdom from Tolkien (tinierthings.wordpress.com)