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.
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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