Today, we’re celebrating Community Week by highlighting the nature of heroism. Every day, we all have the opportunity to make the world a better place. We’ve heard that acts like smiling at a stranger, posting a kind remark online, or sending a heartwarming piece of snail mail (even if it’s just stickers on a page), can spread joy and uplift someone’s spirits.
What small, meaningful acts could we all be striving towards every day to be a hero to someone in our community?
Bonus Mission: Day of Heroes, 2019
An Adaptation of “Day of Compassion”
Can you live as a hero for 24 hours straight?
Starting today, from the time you read this topic, DC Universe challenges you to live each minute of the next 24 hours as thoughtfully to others and as selflessly as possible.
“What does it mean to live like a hero?”
To live like a hero, you will try your best to reduce the suffering of others, help those in need, be considerate and respectful, and avoid causing harm to your fellow humans.
Take time to reflect on each action- from reading a comic, to eating dinner, to the choices made about giving time, or money. Small kindnesses are always welcome, but this is about more than that:
We challenge you to think about the unnecessary suffering in the world, and strive for the greatest impact and deepest level of compassion, while remaining sincere.
Ultimately, it is up to you to define what heroism is, and decide what it looks like in a given moment.
Fans of DC are naturally drawn to heroic deeds and selfless acts; DC is where heroes live, after all! If you are already actively striving to be more of a hero in your community, give some thought to being compassionate toward groups you don’t often focus on. Your actions may not differ much from how you normally behave, but carefully observe how the day unfolds from this perspective.
Some questions to consider as you take on the mantle of a hero:
- How do you define heroism, and how did it manifest?
- How did others respond to your heroism? Do you think they noticed a difference in you?
- Predict your behavior one month from today - Do you think your attention to heroism might change at all as a result of participating?
We would love for you to return to us after 24 hours and share your experience, and what small acts of heroism you contributed in order; It can inspire others to do the same! Circumstances may make it difficult to participate today, or you might not feel fully satisfied by the end of the day. There is no bad time to live heroically- you are always free to return to this topic and share your experience at any time of the year!
With that, we would like to thank all our heroes, both in front of and behind the scenes, for always inspiring us to be the best humans we can be.
Later this week, the team at DC Universe will be taking a look at your Acts of Heroism and picking a few that we feel really stand out. We will be sending a special “thank you” to the top responses that embodied the true spirit of Heroism! If you post here sharing your experiences, keep an eye on your Direct Messages for a token of gratitude.