The Dark Knight of the Soul

Few people wake up in the morning wondering what evil they can bring about today. We are all the heroes of our own stories. But, as in the Batman movies, sometimes it’s difficult to tell the hero from the villain when they look and act just alike. Yet, to consider one a courageous defender of truth and righteousness, someone else has to be the villain. Our heroism depends upon demonizing and dehumanizing at least one somebody else. Perhaps a better way of being in the world is abandoning the hero’s way and adopting the human way.