I really enjoyed reading this article. I had never thought about heroism as something that could be learned or taught.
Reading about the hero in the New Zealand mosque killings makes this particularly pertinent now.
Heroism doesn't have to be huge. It can be as simple helping someone who is being bullied.
“The goal of heroism is to promote socially responsible behavior and actions that serve the greater good.”
There are now workshops to help cultivate heroism.
“It’s taking a little action day by day that makes the world better,” Zimbardo says, “starting with your family, your school, your community and, ultimately, your nation.”