Psychiatrist Says "Become Your Own Superhero!" After Watching MAN OF STEEL

An accredited psychotherapist extrapolates lessons learned by Clark Kent on his journey and struggle to become the man he was always destined to be in Man of Steel, to inspire people to become their own "Superman" or "Superwoman." Click the link to read his great advice.

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By mgeoff88 - 7/6/2013


Man of Steel has been in the news a lot lately. Unfortunately, most of it has been negative due to critics, so I thought it would be nice to share some positive news related to the film. If you're someone who hates the movie with a passion, even you have to admit this is well thought out and great advice.

"How you can become your own superhero:

-Understand that you are responsible for your actions, good or bad. Sometimes being responsible means that you don’t get involved in others’ affairs and you allow them their mistakes. Also, we need to recognize that sometimes doing the right thing means the outcome isn’t always in our favor and it may even be detrimental to our well-being.

-Being different can be hard and lonely but staying true to yourself is important. It’s better to be loved by a few people than sacrifice your integrity to be liked by many.

-Even though you may be exceptional at some things, still show humility to those around you who do not possess the same abilities.

-Sometimes it can take years to find out who you are. Don’t give up trying to be the best version of you that you can be.

-Adversity is something to be faced, not turned away from. There are times when life doesn’t seem fair and nothing is going your way, but these are growth moments when you discover your true strength of character. Face adversity straight on. Don’t cry "why me?," but ask "what can I do to overcome?"

-People might not believe in you at first. That’s OK. Trust shouldn’t be freely given, but earned. Work hard, focus on your goals, and let your actions speak for you.

-Always stand up for the truth, even if the truth isn’t popular.

-Never take advantage of people weaker than you. That’s a dishonorable way to success. As a race we are only as strong as the weakest individual. Do what you can to care for them.

-Avoid your Kryptonite: whether it’s drugs, alcohol, food, work or anything else. We all have something that we have a weakness for. If you want to stay strong and healthy avoid your Kryptonite as if your life depends on it.

-Life doesn’t always turn out as planned. But that can be a good thing.

Now that you have the magic list to superhero status, go be great. Go be you. Because you are super, man (or woman!)."

What he is essentially saying is this advice is to help us become the best versions of ourselves much like Clark Kent becoming Superman. I think that's very cool. The controversial ending is a hot button issue among fans(for a good reason) and is even addressed in his first note of advice.

Also, he is a big Superman fan and thought the movie was great.

About the author:
Drew Coster is a therapist, coach, facilitator and trainer. As a British-trained and accredited psychotherapist, he works with people all over the world, helping them reach their goals and overcome many different emotional and behavioral problems. Drew is currently in private practice and works online with anybody, anywhere in the world. You can reach him at www.gochange.me.
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AUSSYACE - 7/6/2013, 1:32 AM
Just saw Man Of Steel for a second time today and I loved it even more than the first time...

I cannot fault this film at all...

Easily the BEST Superhero flick since The Dark Knight...

Bring on MOS 2 and the rest of the DC Universe now...

JerBear - 7/6/2013, 1:43 AM
@AUSSYACE
Best superhero film since the Avengers
Jollem - 7/6/2013, 2:15 AM
"He'll be an outcast. A freak. They'll kill him."

"How? He'll be a God to them."
Tempo - 7/6/2013, 3:20 AM
This movie breaks the limits that Marvel will never reach.

Best CBM since The Dark Knight.
Brainiac13 - 7/6/2013, 4:13 AM
This was me ;)
Brainiac13 - 7/6/2013, 4:13 AM
Only Joking!
sameoldthing - 7/6/2013, 4:31 AM
MOS is a cool superhero film but there are several flaws throughout but why nitpick?

Overall it's a solid film worth repeated viewings.

I'm glad that Superman is a great example of how to better yourself & help others.
Whiteandgold - 7/6/2013, 5:29 AM
Man of steel. I havent felt all kinds of emotion from a movie since tdkr
AUSSYACE - 7/6/2013, 5:46 AM
My son was in the bus...

He saw what Clark did...
ManCalledSting - 7/6/2013, 6:25 AM
Meh, I watched it, and thought it was good, but the plot and character development for a lot of characters was missing.
ManCalledSting - 7/6/2013, 6:27 AM
I'll have to watch it again to really get a feel for it. The first time I watched TDKR I thought it was great, but after the second and third time, I don't like it at all.
whoa123 - 7/6/2013, 8:00 AM
Wow thanks for this, my cousin is currently having some 'issues' and I hope this one could help since he also loved MOS. Thanks for sharing this!
JakeMurdock89 - 7/6/2013, 8:47 AM
I've recently been struggling with a lot of losses in my life and been having trouble dealing with them, after seeing MoS I did relate to some things Kal went though and it is inspirational in some ways.
mgeoff88 - 7/6/2013, 4:38 PM
@whoa No problem, dude! I hope this helps your cousin out.

@jok3rsc0usin I'm really sorry to hear that, man. You're not alone, because I've been struggling with stuff lately too. I can't seem to catch a break in life, and I recently pushed my best friend away who I really loved and cared about.

We've been through so much together and we were always there for each other. It's hard to imagine my life without her in it. I pushed away my best friend in the world... I think she's done with me for good. She doesn't want to put up with my bullshit anymore, and I don't blame her. Geez, I'm babbling...

Again, I'm sorry for your losses. Things will get better in time. I hope you feel better soon and take care of yourself.
JakeMurdock89 - 7/6/2013, 4:57 PM
@mgeoff88- that means a lot thank you, my best friend who always looked out for me that I knew my whole life was killed over a girl and less than a year later my gf of 6 years who i loved so much broke up with me only to get pregnant by sum guy then come back to me. I took care of her throughout the whole pregnancy only for her to go back to him once the baby was born because she felt conflicted. It broke me. I too am babbling and although I don't kno u I hope u can repair ur friendship if it means that much to u fight for it at least to kno you've done all u can. Again thanks for ur kind words they made me feel a lil better and keep ur head up brotha.
mgeoff88 - 7/6/2013, 5:28 PM
@jok3rsc0usin Oh man... wow... I don't even know what to say... I'm really sorry for your losses. My heart goes out to you. You've been through a lot more than I have. Your best friend would want you to be happy and never forget the good times you guys had together. That's what he would want. And I'm sure your ex-girlfriend will one day realize that you're the best man for her, because you truly cared for her when she needed you the most. I hope everything works out for you.

Exactly. I do plan to fight for her, and if it doesn't work out, at least I know I gave it my all. I could live with that. You're welcome. Thanks, I'm glad I could help. And keep your head up too, my friend.
JediPhilosopher - 7/6/2013, 7:17 PM
@OldGreg
Totally the same here. We never got to see an authentic Batman, nor any of the other characters in that trilogy or any Batman movie made up to now in my opinion. Using people's cell-phones instead of his own toys? Without people's permissions? Total disregard for property rights. One of many things very wrong with that trilogy. "You can't use my cellphone!" "But, I'm Batman. I am the law. I'll only use it this once." "You look like heavy armor man. I though that was a S.W.A.T. suit. Do you even have any muscles?" "I'm not the hero I should be, but I'm the one that Gotham deserves." :D
lucio7lopez - 7/8/2013, 2:13 AM
Great article. Too much efford in Clark's hero journey. Awesome movie!

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