I’m no hero
I wrote a blog the other day about how the ‘hero’ narrative was bothering me and here’s a reply I had from an ex-service man.
“I served in the RAF for 25 years and that included fighting in a war.
Please don’t call me a hero. I understand that you want to say thank you … Read more
James Bond, Jason Bourne, Thor, Odysseus. We love heroes, all cultures do. Jung talked about the collective unconscious, a unifying network across time and space where certain archetypes are ubiquitous and the hero is one of them.
Joseph Campbell identified the stages of the hero’s journey; the call to adventure, the quest; overcoming … Read more
I’m so lucky; my life is filled with everyday heroes.
I work with people who every day make a positive difference to other people’s lives, and some days, save lives, just by noticing and caring.
I know people who are heroic in just living with the situations they have going on, when every day is … Read more