Hero? Who me? I don’t think so.
Not the hero type? Not all of us are, thank goodness. It would be a very combative and ugly world if we were all heroes, jostling each other on the field of combat for room to move around. Human nature expresses itself in a vast range of personalities, and not all of us are adept at heroism. There are other options if your life needs a hero in it. Consider these possibilities and then think of more.
Hire a hero. In exchange for money you can acquire the services of an attorney, bodyguard, accountant, publicity agent, private investigator, religious deprogrammer, or security expert who will guide you through the crisis. Remember, your hero is working for himself and he is charging by the hour. Select your hired hero carefully and monitor what he does in your behalf.
Seduce a hero. This approach has been used by women and men for many centuries, though men use it less frequently. If a hero loves you, he will defend you, rescue you, or fight for you. Many a hero has taken a black eye in his woman’s defense. If you are the soft, emotional, fragile type it might make sense for you to hook up with a strong, fearless, durable partner, whether husband, wife, or significant other. Just be ready to reward your hero with the kind of payment he or she needs: public praise, gushing gratitude, special sex-play, starry-eyed admiration, whatever.
Prevail upon a hero. The heroic personality is programmed to search for damsels and dragons so that one can be rescued and the other can be slain. Personalities for whom justice is important will fight against injustice. Parents will often fight for their offspring and friends will sometimes fight in each other’s behalf. Even employers will fight for an employee who has been wronged, though this is rare. Find such a person and impose, beg, or plead for assistance and rescue.
Assemble a heroic committee. Perhaps no one in your Domain has all of the heroic qualities that the situation demands, so you might consider a heroic committee with each person assigned to handle one aspect of the problem confronting you. A lawyer can handle the lawsuit while a press secretary tries to contain negative publicity, etc. Someone will have to coordinate their efforts. This might be you or someone you designate.
While shopping for a hero, keep the elements of your situation in mind. Your hero’s skills should be matched to the demands of the crisis at hand.
Don’t forget, in your anxiety over the crisis of the moment, that it will end eventually. Then it will be time to pay off your hero for his or her services. You might need to call on them again, so be sure to tend to your debts, financial and emotional. Your hero may have taken a few punches in your behalf and may need some tender affection, public praise, money, or form of appreciation.