He Never Saw The Dragon
Transformation Magazine|October 2019
The actions of the hero change the outcome—and that’s how heroes are anointed.
By Jo Mooy

Heroes do the extraordinary while engaging in the ordinary. A hero gives himself to something that’s bigger than himself. He sacrifices himself by saving a person or saving an ideal. Or, the hero sees a bad situation, one that tests human consciousness, then reacts spontaneously to fix it. The actions of the hero change the outcome—and that’s how heroes are anointed.

A young man woke up one morning, following the same ritual patterns he always followed. The tedium of the routine was a bit like sleepwalking. He did it easily and mechanically. The alarm rings. Push the over-sized dog off the bed, shower, breakfast, then go off to school. It was a normal beginning. Nothing exciting was going to happen. Nothing was expected of him other than to show up. The morning began like any other ordinary day in suburbia. Until it wasn’t. And on that ordinary morning, a new hero was anointed.

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