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“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds
the strength to persevere and endure
inspite of overwhelming obstacles”
A bit of History
• The Bat-man first appeared in
Detective Comics #27 in May
• Batman was created by artist Bob
Kane and writer Bill Finger.
TH E ORIGIN
• A family outing to the cinema ended in tragedy for young Bruce Wayne.
Walking homeward, Bruce, his father, Thomas, and mother, Martha,
accidentally ventured into Gotham City's notorious "Crime Alley" and were
accosted by a mugger. Not content merely to rob the wealthy family, the
hoodlum - whose identity was "never determined" - shot Dr. Thomas and
Martha Wayne dead before fleeing into the darkness. As he knelt beside
his parent's bodies, Bruce swore to avenge them. After the police arrived,
Bruce was comforted by Dr. Leslie Thompkins. Dr. Thompkins and Alfred
Pennyworth helped arrange matters so that Gotham's Social Services
would not take Bruce into care. In this way, both Dr. Thompkins and Alfred
enabled Bruce to realize his dream of becoming a crusader against crime.
At age 14, Bruce embarked on a journey that took him to every
continent as he sought to learn all the skills he would need to keep his
vow. He studied criminology, forensics, and criminal psychology, and
learned from man hunters and martial artists, mastering every fighting
style. In time, Bruce forged himself into a living weapon to wage war
on crime and injustice.
The journey to becoming Batman
• On his return to Gotham, Bruce stalked street thugs as a plainclothes
vigilante. Beaten by the very people he intended to protect, he barely
survived his first night out. As he sat bleeding in his study at Wayne
Manor Bruce knew that he had to first strike fear in the hearts of his
foes. Just then, a bat crashed through the study window, giving Bruce
the inspiration he needed. Establishing a secret headquarters in the
caves beneath his mansion, Bruce became Batman, a Dark Knight to
protect Gotham and its citizens from vice and villainy. Alfred
Pennyworth remained his confidant, tending to injuries and offering
sage advice - whether requested or not!
• Batman became an urban legend, a cautionary tale that sent shivers
through the city's underworld. This Caped Crusader found a friend in
Captain James Gordon a Gotham cop who didn't approve of Batman's
methods, but appreciated the results of his nightly crime fighting.
Batman's Rogues Gallery grew to include a host of bizarre criminals,
such as the Joker, Catwoman, Two-Face,Bane and the Penguin.
WHY THIS MAN IS AN
Or in other word why do I admire a fictional character who dresses up like a bat
and fights criminals above real world heroes
Batman: The Ultimate
Example of Good WorkEthics
Batman is a super hero without any super powers
He relies upon intense training, discipline, his arsenal of
gadgets, and intellect to fight crime
Batman represents the perfectibility or the
possibility of perfectibility of the human condition
Theoretically any individual has the ability to
become like Batman through hard work and
The belief, embodied by Batman, that hard work brings
about success and greatness still give many a people hope in
Total Devotion to your Cause
• One reason people love Batman is his lack of
super powers. If you had to label him with a
super power, however, it would be dedication.
He never quits, he never stops working to
pursue his dream of saving the people of
Gotham. He trains his body, he hones his mind,
he works tirelessly to inspire good.
• Dedication is rare today. Many of us cannot stay
focused on one task for more than 20 or 30
minutes. If you want to inspire people, you’re
going to have to give more than that. Choose
your mission, and go after it with everything
you’ve got. Granted, you’ll need to rest, you are
only human. But Gandhi did not inspire people
by committing 20 minutes a day for a few weeks
to his cause. It was a lifelong pursuit. We
shall have to do the same
“If you devote yourself to an
ideal, and if they can’t stop
you, then you become
something else entirely…”
You must be Truly Incorruptible
“As a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting”
If you want to inspire good, then you cannot be a hypocrite. In ‘The
Dark Knight’ (2008) Harvey Dent was meant to be the symbol of good
for Gotham, but he allowed himself to be corrupted and became the
very thing he fought to end. Batman, on the other hand, never faltered.
He was not perfect, but the world doesn’t need you to be perfect
(you’re incapable of that). It needs you to practice what you preach.
Our world has become cynical and skeptical of anyone good. Politicians,
religious leaders, athletes, and other leadership roles in society are full
of people who fell, and fell hard. Drugs, adultery, theft. If leaders are to
inspire good, then they must live rightly. And if you hold true to your
beliefs, there is no reason you cannot inspire others either.
“It is not who I am underneath….
But what I do that defines me….”
It’s about the ACTION you take. It’s about how
you live your life every day. Taking action instead
of just talking. Anyone can talk.
You are defined by what You Do
You must learn to face your fears
Bruce takes the symbol of the bat one of his fears and uses it as his guise to
prey upon those who prey on the fearful. He takes his own fear head on,
overcomes it, and makes it into one of his greatest strengths. Without facing
his true fears, Bruce Wayne isn’t able to become Batman.
Yes, his journey is a frightening and a painful one. But, in truth, the
alternative is far more frightening to contemplate.(That of giving into one’s
It’s like real life. How often are we scared to face our fears? And how often
does not facing our fears lead to far greater pain long term?
I would say, almost always.
So do your best to be like Batman. Face your fears head-on, take action daily,
and, if you’re a goodhearted and genuine individual, it will all pay off.
“To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom”
You Will Deal with Failure
• Batman definitely
failure. He loses
friends and dear
ones, he gets
up, is shunned by
society on many
after each failure,
he picks himself
up and keeps
working to inspire
and save Gotham.
• Thomas Edison once said, “I have
not failed. I’ve just found 10,000
ways that won’t work.” We often
allow failure to get to our heads. It
makes us feel inadequate. The
truth is, if you never fail it is
because you never try. Inspiring
people is not easy, but don’t give
“Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up again.”
You Will Have to Sacrifice
“You’ve Given these people everything.” “Not everything, not yet.”
Throughout his career as the Batman, Bruce
sacrifices his body, his fame, his reputation, his
chance at a normal life. He loses his loved ones, his
fortune, his mansion, and more. But he makes the
sacrifice, because he fights for something worth
fighting for. His final act of sacrifice, I believe,
inspires the rebuilding of Gotham.