It's true, sometimes it's comforting to know that someone famous is going through the same thing you are, like Jada Pinkett Smith and Ayanna Pressley, both of whom have opened up about their struggles with alopecia. It's reassuring to know that you're not alone. However, it's important to remember that these celebrities are just people, like you and me. They have their own struggles and challenges, and while they may be inspiring, they're not necessarily the only source of inspiration.
As much as we may admire these hero’s, we don't necessarily need them to make a difference in the world. Each one of us has the potential to become a hero ourselves, in our own unique way.
What does it mean to be your own hero? It means recognizing your own strength and courage in the face of adversity. It means being willing to step out of your comfort zone and take risks. It means being willing to fail, but getting back up and trying again. It means having the confidence to believe in yourself, even when others may doubt you.
One way to think about being your own hero is to consider the hero's journey. This is a concept that comes from storytelling, but it can be applied to our own lives. The hero's journey involves leaving the familiar, facing challenges and obstacles, and ultimately achieving a goal or transformation. A journey requires courage, perseverance, and a willingness to take risks.
When we apply the hero's journey to our own lives, we can see ourselves as the hero of our own story. We can recognize the challenges we have faced and the obstacles we have overcome. We can celebrate our successes and learn from our failures and most importantly, we can inspire others by sharing our own story and encouraging them to do the same.
Being your own hero is not always easy. It does requires we take risks, face challenges, and stepping out of our comfort zone. There may be moments of doubt, fear, and uncertainty. But despite these obstacles, being your own hero is always worthwhile. It means living a life of purpose, passion, and authenticity. It means creating a future for yourself and it means inspiring others to do the same. So while being your own hero may not be easy, the rewards are immeasurable.
Now my challenge to you is to go out and be your own hero!
I don't consider a celebrity that speaks out about their Alopecia diagnosis a "hero", but I consider them brave for doing so. It's good to have someone with a big audience bring light to something that some people knew nothing about. Some people I saw would joke about it all of a sudden started taking it more seriously after Jada spoke about it. So while it's not necessary it is definitely doesn't hurt.
Total catastrophe in regards to how people react to Alopecians. Since JPS's abominable, entitled, victim behaviour I have noticed a wariness from the general public towards those of us living with alopecia.
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