As a kid, we idolize heroes; as adults, we realize the villains make more sense. Now, why is this? Why do we gravitate toward the villains as we get older and not the hero? Why is it that we go to see movies and read books for the hero but stay for the villain? Why is it that we often like the second character more than the main protagonist?
A simple reason: people respect villains more than heroes, because heroes are slaves to their persona and the people they serve.
Let’s take dating and relationships as an example: let’s say you’re a man dating a woman. You do everything right and yet she gives you nothing in return. Sex? Yeah, right! Love? No. Company? Barely. Respect? None. All she does is nag and complain that you’re not trying hard enough and berates you and verbally abuses you while you stand there and take it because you were taught that’s what a real man does.
Now, why doesn’t she respect you? Simple, because anyone who respected themselves and had a sense of self-worth would have checked her and left her a long time ago. You sitting there and accepting uncooperative behavior from her indicates you don’t believe you can do better, and, since she sees this, treats you any type of way because she knows you’re not going to do anything about it let alone leave her. So, that’s the treatment you get.
People don’t respect heroes. People don’t respect nice guys. People don’t respect those that don’t respect themselves. People don’t respect doormats.
Starting to get the picture yet?
Superheroes are the biggest doormats of society because they save people’s asses for nothing in return. They get their fulfillment and self-worth from helping others (which is not bad); however, that is their only avenue of self-esteem, that is the only way they see themselves as worthy. In relation to other people.
Heroes often have no sense of self, they have no identity (which exposes the hypocrisy of keeping their identity a secret). Sure, pragmatically they do it to protect their family and friends to keep them out of harm’s way. Understandable. However, they never consider themselves in any given situation.
They never consider their feelings, they never consider how they are treated. They fight battle after battle and are expected to heal their own wounds and then get back in there because the people don’t like to be kept waiting.
Villains have more fun because they don’t give a fuck about what people think of them and do whatever the hell they want anyway. Fun fact: most villains are not insane and crazy psychopaths that enjoy killing people, that’s just a ploy to override the darker truths they’ve come to understand growing up in a harsh world. Some are misguided but most know what the hell they’re doing.
Most villains are people who are sick and tired of being sick and tired of being stepped on and disrespected, therefore they take justice into their own hands. They see through the facade of the system, they see the hero for what they truly are: slaves to the masses, which is why they hate the hero and cause them so much pain and suffering, using everything the hero loves against them and ripping it away so the hero has no choice but to hang up the cape and do what’s necessary for themselves: stop saving the masses, and let them fix their own problems. Take the weight of the world off their shoulders and find out who they are and what they want.
Moral of the story: Stop saving everyone else. Fuck them, let them solve their own problems. Figure out who you are and what you want from life and then go your own way.
Alright, that’s my spiel. Til next week. . .