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The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman concludes: The Magician’s Land, reviewed.
Very good review of Grossman books which posits that Julia and Alice are the real heroes of the books. Fighting your way through adversity is the real challenge, not trying to stuff your life into a nicely ordered narrative.
book  review  fantasy  story-telling  story  narrative  gender  heroism 
april 2016 by tsuomela
Heroic Imagination Project — Transforming compassion into heroic action.
Project run by Philip Zimbaro - "The Heroic Imagination Project (HIP) is a nonprofit organization that advances everyday heroism. At HIP, we believe everyone has the potential to transform the private virtue of compassion into the civic virtue of heroic action, and we are dedicated to helping individuals internalize and express their “heroic imagination” in service to humanity."
social-psychology  heroism  non-profit  imagination 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Letting Go of Heroes | No Map. No Guide. No Limits.
Despite all the teams who’ve gone in search of them, perhaps many of those who have invested their own dreams of success and escape into figures like Amelia Earhart and Everett Ruess really don’t want them found. Why? Because the dreams are so much better than any real story, and represent the happiness of possibility, instead of the very real risk of failure that any heroic or adventurous quest entails.
fame  heroism  exploration  story-telling  myth  mythology  1930s  mystery  truth 
july 2009 by tsuomela
The Hero Workshop
I’m Matt Langdon, creator of the Hero Workshop program...
I started the Hero Workshop in 2006 with the goal of using the skills I’d developed through living the camp life of “learn everything, just in case”. At camp I worked with people aged from five to “don’t ask” in sometimes wildly different circumstances and environments. They helped me realise what a real hero is.
heroism  children  education  learning  weblog-group 
may 2009 by tsuomela
What is a Hero? | What We Can Learn From Captain Sullenberger
Comments on Captain Sullenberg landing in the Hudson in early 2009. "Where is the line between a professional job, flawlessly executed, and an act of heroism? Is it heroism when people execute what they are paid and trained to do extraordinarily well? Or only when they go beyond the bounds of their training or job expectations? Is a job inherently heroic if it puts the person performing it at risk? Which is to say, is every soldier or firefighter a hero? But if they are, why do we give only some of them medals for heroic courage and honor?"
heroism  work  professional 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Death Defying
by John B. Judis
Heroism's grip on the political subconscious
politics  psychology  heroism 
october 2008 by tsuomela

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