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Why do we love Heroes really much? Why do we watch films and read books and listen to stories of people who overcome difficult conditions? Who measure into the battlefield and struggle valiantly? Who face their fears and display courage, even if the odds are against them?
Because that’s who we all aspire to be.
Joseph Campbell summarized a frequent story that is followed by heroes from ancient mythological stories through modern day movies. He called it"The Hero’s Journey." He considered that, not just are humans drawn to this narrative, but which all of us possess the capability to live it.
Let me introduce you.
He had been a powerful thought leader and writer who wrote many novels.
There is a movie, Finding Joe, which explores Campbell’s thoughts about the Hero’s Journey. I highly suggest it!
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The Hero’s Journey
From the film, author Alen Cohen states"We’re not separate from the characters we see in our stories and in our novels. They’re us. It is one journey."
The hero’s journey is characterized by a few important elements. To begin with, there is a separation along with a call to adventure. Along the wayhe encounters challenges and temptations, and he must face death (either physically or metaphorically). It’s by beating that experience that they are reborn and transformed. Then they’ve earned the name of"Hero."
There are whole books written about this, so I am summarizing here. But the point is that the story line is exactly the same, although the details could be dramatically different.
The Creative And Entrepreneurial Call
There are lots of distinct"calls to experience" that will jump start a hero’s journey. And we could experience it repeatedly in a lifetime. In the movie, some of the instigators were physical challenges like a loony skateboarding trick. Occasionally they are push, like a serious medical illness or tragic encounter. There may be geographical separation, like moving to a different place, culture or country. Or a different sort of separation, like losing a job or a relationship.