I thought I’d change things up this week by temporarily replacing the Think Tank’s iconic photo of Doc Brown with something more patriotic. It was, after all, on Patriot’s Day that the events of this week were set into motion.
To honor the brave men and women in Boston who worked so hard to locate and capture the terrorists who shook up our world, this week’s Think Tank will focus on heroes.
This week’s topic: If you could be any superhero, who would you be?
I really generated some Deep Thoughts on this one, drilling down way beneath the surface to come up with my answer.
I find that to be rather awesome. Isn’t that what a hero is? A person who is like the rest of us except that he is willing to put himself in harm’s way to help another…that’s how I define a hero.
Bruce Wayne witnessed his parents’ murder, and that set him down the path to become the cowled vigilante. My parents weren’t killed in front of me, but I did lose them both at an early age, so I think that makes me feel a slight connection with the Caped Crusader.
The dark, brooding version of the hero that has been depicted in the movies is very cool. He also has some awesome gadgets, a kick ass lair, and the wealth needed to properly finance his side job.
I keep going back to the fact that he’s just a regular guy, who can’t fly, turn into a giant green monster, or use a magic ring to fight his enemies. He just has to rely on his wits, the materials his company produces, and the fighting skills he developed over the years.
Plus, I think it would be fun to mix it up with Catwoman…
So how about you, Modern Philosophers? Who’s your go to hero? Remember, there’s no wrong answer, so just share whatever your Deep Thoughts generate.
I’ll be down in the Bat Cave monitoring all your comments as Alfred brings them to me.
Thank you to the everyday heroes who make our lives safer on a daily basis…