Sunday, March 22, 2009
The Hero's Burden
Becker begins the first Chapter of Denial of Death centering the concept of heroism as a truth that encompasses our main calling on this planet. He sums up the whole creation of social science from Freud to Marx as an expostion on the details of heroism.
According to Webster's Hero is defined as:
1a.)a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability, 1b.) an illustrious warrior 1c.) a man admired for his achievements and noble qualities
With our fascination with superheroes and calling firefighters heroes on 9/11 you can see how important this concept is to our human psyche.