The Measure Of A Hero Is Sometimes Hobbit-sized.

We live in a world where ordinary has become inadequate owing to the superhuman superheroes Hollywood throws in our faces. It’s no wonder so many of us feel our averageness isn’t action hero worthy when being ordinary (paying bills, being kind, being positive, working hard) can be 10 times harder than facing trolls.

On “Problematic” Heroes: Luke Skywalker’s Defence of Jamie Lannister

With all the horrors of the world, I understand the desire for heroes who embody a utopian moral ideal of the self, but I don’t think that representing this idealisation of “pure” heroism is inspiring.