Monday, April 12, 2010

And Maggie Said...

Bliss Cavendar: You're my Hero!
Maggie Mayhem: Put on some skates-be your own hero.

I've known quite a few Heros...and a few villains.
That line spoken by Maggie Mayhem (Kristen Wiig) in "Whip It" resonated for me because I see too much tribute being heaped at the feet of "celebrities"-sports celebrities, political, moviestars, etc. which is undeserved.
There are even "rockstar Preachers" who have followers and adherents willing to lemming right over a cliff if asked.
Maggie had it right. Don't look to others to build up your self esteem-if you wear a Dale Earnhardt jacket because your identity is tied up in your "Hero" can look in the mirror and no one's there.
Oh, and NFL fans who decorate their lives with team colors? The saddest idolators in town.
Be your own hero.

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