Welcome

Objective: To inspire the heroic imagination.

Banality of Heroism: Heroes are ordinary people who do extra-ordinary moral deeds in certain situations, who act when others are passive, who give up ego-centrism for socio-centrism. Traditional societal heroes are wrong because they organize their life around heroism. Just as childhood heroes are wrong because they posses supernatural talents. Most heroes are everyday people and the heroic act is what is unusual.

The concept behind this project is to kindle the potential hero in students by exploring the characteristics of true heroism. This project will use a fictional character as the spring board into the investigation of heroism; however, it is the discovery of real everyday heroes and their stories that will emphasize the possibility that we can all be heroes.

Heros: Those individuals that hold up the mirror to our own humanity.
Chris Abani