5 Things to Remember During Tough Times

Our friend and sometime contributor Alva has a post today that’s worth reading.  Actually, everything at Alva’s Almanac is worth reading, but this one deserves special attention. I like this part:

4. Scars are symbols of growth.

Never be ashamed of your scars. Scars are evidence that you survived and grew. Whether physical or emotional, scars were wounds once, born in times of difficulty. They show how far you’ve come. They are a rite of passage, so do not allow them to hold you hostage. You cannot make them disappear, but you can look at them differently and come to love them for what they taught you.

The other four are equally good.

Why do we love Bruce Wayne?

"Makin' it Wayne" by m7781/Deviant Art

“Makin’ it Wayne” by m7781/Deviant Art

by Jeremy DeFatta

Good day, everyone! After a couple of weeks of somewhat tangential diversions, I want to return to the original Batman himself, Bruce Wayne. There have been as many iterations of Bruce Wayne as there have been writers tackling the character and actors portraying him, but what is the real core of the character? Why does he endure and maintain such outrageous popularity?

As I pointed out initially, Batman is a product of the 1930s, one of the very first superheroes—the Dark Knight to Superman’s Sun God. He was created during the Great Depression. I don’t think it is any great leap in logic, and other writers may have commented on this before, to see Bruce Wayne as a thought experiment into what a good and useful rich man should be at a time of not only national, but global crisis.

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