Mohammed Ayub saw a need – children too poor to attend school in a country with the highest illiteracy rate in the world. And he met their need. Sacrificing his own funds and time he could be doing paid work, he created a school in the park. Change is embodied in the efforts of people doing whatever they can that steer the ship in a new direction. He helps people survive better and his students become teachers. Hero Minded actions are infectious.
Who’s that person in your life that inspired you to think of others before (or at least in addition to) yourself? Did they lead by example? Who looked out for you in a surprising way?
I’ve always been able to rely on family. We’re not perfect, but we’re pretty darn great. I know not everyone gets to have that security – and it can be incredibly painful when family lets you down. Because that’s about the least amount of social evolution you can have – so it’s a travesty to neglect looking out for one’s children, siblings, parents. Continue reading Everyone Knows a Hero I’ll tell you mine if you tell me yours
There is a long list of Super Powers that Hero Minded people can develop from obstacles and use to build a better world. This is the list, so far (and I’ll keep adding to it).
Super Powers aren’t things that are impossible for humans to do. I call them Super Powers because you can do so much with them. Continue reading Grow and Use Your Super Powers The Tools Hero Minded People Use to Create a Better World
Obstacles can do two things in our lives. They can beat us down and make us into a resentful, selfish villain – always complaining about what we didn’t get, grabbing for whatever we can take from the world. Or challenges can make us Hero Minded – as we leap over them and build our strengths and empathy.
Veronika’s school project changed her life. She was challenged to make something that actually met a real need. A coat wasn’t enough, so Veronica Scott created a coat that could also be a sleeping bag. Very useful and innovative. Continue reading A School Project Turns Into a Calling Do the Homeless Need These Coats?
We create laws in the effort to solve the problem of selfishness infringing on the autonomy of others. We want to make the world a fairer and safer place. Laws are usually coupled with punishment when they’re broken. Sometimes there are better ways to solve the problem and accomplish the goal, if we continue to remember the goal is a fairer and safer world. Continue reading A Better Kind of Justice Policing Without Punishment
Through the ages, we developed physically and socially with a villain and a hero within ourselves. How did this happen? Continue reading What is Hero Minded? The battle between our two natures and how we can all win