How Batman Can Help You Become a Better Person
“I am whatever Gotham needs me to be.” – Bruce Wayne as the Batman.
Altruism is the practice of concern for the welfare of others. Batman, the alias of the American billionaire, Bruce Wayne, is a true altruist. Batman is the protector of the city of Gotham, land where anarchy rules and the crime rate is uncontrollably high.
Wayne, as a child, witnesses the murder of his parents. Over the years, the gripping incident moulds him into a determined young man who wishes to avenge the death of his parents and stand up against injustice. He wishes to restore faith in the minds of the now apathetic people of Gotham by being Batman, an incorruptible symbol.
What truly sets Batman apart from every other superhero is that he is one of us. He’s only human. His mind and his perseverance to reach the pinnacle of human potential are his superpowers. Bruce Wayne’s incredible strength of will enables him to undergo several months of vigorous physical and mental training. This transforms him into a stealthy predator of criminals, and empowers him to wage a one man war against crime.
Batman encounters several criminals, who are almost psychotic in nature. However, he shows immense resilience in the gravest situations in spite of being tested innumerable times and being pushed to the absolute edge. Batman will never take a human life, and this is a true testament of his compassion. He believes that it is his ethics and values that separate him from his enemies and nothing would trigger him to lose his true self.
What really does define Batman is his conviction. For instance, he is literally snapped into two by the mad, venom-fiend Bane who heavily injures his back and imprisons him in the Inferno. However, Batman exemplifies immense tenacity by medically recovering himself completely. Subsequently, he escapes from the Inferno – a task which was presumed to be impossible to accomplish.
The story of the Batman has enabled countless people believe in the potential we all have embedded within us, as humans. Batman has shown the world how faith, hope and the thirst for accomplishment can bring about drastic changes in one’s life. For this very reason, he is admired, and more importantly respected by all. By fighting for the city he loves, Batman has proved that there is power in self sacrifice and that selflessness is not a quality possessed by the weak.
Contributed by Meghna Vodapalli – Qandisa Solutions