Even before Kick Ass hit the theaters, a wave of citizen activism swept the nation. Concerned citizens across the United States are donning caps and spandex in an effort to educate children on the dangers of drugs, host neighborhood watches, and in some cases fend off would be criminals. They go by many names, but their mission is the same: to make a difference.

Being a superhero isn’t easy, and finding other like-minded individuals to form a superhero team is even more difficult, as Greenwich based superhero Darkslay notes. The truth of the matter is, being a superhero is dangerous and it doesn’t always pay to stick your neck out. Does this mean he should give up?


What we need is for every citizen to find the superhero within them. Too often, bad things happen because people LET them happen. We become passive, complacent, desensitized, and in some cases intrigued and hungry for the depravity and crime that runs rampant. Does this mean that you should dress up like Batman and go after the mob like Big Daddy?


It does mean that every person has a duty to be active in their community and to give back in any way you can. Every volunteer who spends their weekend teaching an art class, picking up trash at the park, volunteering at a local shelter, collecting donations for veterans, rescuing stray animals, and any other worthwhile venture is a superhero. The person who talks back to the rude customer is a hero. The single mother working two jobs then going home to help her kids with their homework is a hero. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Which one are you?