Role model

Batman for grown-ups goes like this.

"Batman"

_Photo by Ali Kokab on Unsplash*

When I was a kid, my favorite thing was to be a Batman. At some point, I stopped doing that. The idea of a grown-up man pretending to be a fictional character scares most people for some reason. :)

It's such a shame.

Anyway, to be frank, I didn't stop being a Batman entirely. I kept some of that weirdness but twisted it a bit. I call it being a Batman for grown-ups. Or reverse role-modeling. Meaning you turn yourself into a role model. You become the one people look up to, not the other way around.

Batman for grown-ups goes like this.

You never dress like a real Batman. You also don't drive a Batmobile. But you do act like a superhero in times of fear, doubt, or lack of motivation. The extra flavor comes from going one level deeper, though.

You act as if people you love, admire, and care about are watching you at that very moment. Being a Batman, you have to make the right decision now, regardless of how hard, scary or uncomfortable it might be. And you surely don't want to disappoint your parents, life or children. You, being a Batman, must do the right thing, no matter what.

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