Stories, teasers, and Adulting ed

   The common good, and our imaginations, seem to benefit from stories.  I’ve noticed how story can inspire, encourage, and provide examples.  Our entire world may become more fully inclusive for all of us, if we tell the uplifting stories, perhaps, as tools for building a more just and empathetic society.

   I remember really finding the first season of the show Heroes to be inspiring, especially the character Hiro.  One of his lines in particular got my attention:

Hiro: ‘a hero too scared to use his powers does not deserve them’

  I first saw this back in 2007, and I was struck by the idea.  A character who was innocent, at least at first, kind, stubborn in his convictions, and acting on the good in himself, and others.

  Right about this same time period, there was a disturbance in which I felt obliged to intervene, and will tell that story when it is done.  Until then, I hope that we can all find courage in our shared stories, and help make this world a kinder place for all of us.

-The Brolly Lady, as they called me back in 2007, with the story to come soon, as I continue to work on my own Adulting, and educating myself on how story can help in that process.



Action Items:

1.) Consider your ideas on the role of story, and of characters in story, in Adulting.

2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.

3.) Share your thoughts on how our stories might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking,

4.) Write a book, blog post or tweet that uses an alternate calendar, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. If you write a book, once published, please consider donating to your local public library.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
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4. good #publictransport

Read, Write,

Vote, Teach and Learn (PDF Lesson Plans Offline),

my Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction,
a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: for a kinder world…

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil

our year 2021 CE =  12021 HE

(Day 1  Lesson plan…)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at:…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page, and please do let us know here that you’ve reviewed it there!

4 thoughts on “Stories, teasers, and Adulting ed

  1. Yet again Dear Shira you have the advantage of me. This time it’s with Heroes which I’ve never seen though I was aware of it’s existence. The line you quote from Hiro makes it sound as though it was written by someone who believes in heroism rather than creating anti-heroes.
    I have over the last few years become acquainted with the Star Trek shows starting with Captain Archer, James T Kirk, Jean-Luc Picard, and Kathryn Janeway of the USS Voyager, .plus Commander Sisko of Deep Space Nine. All of these were cast in hero mold with the premise that, Good Will be done and Good will win out. I think the positivity of these shows makes an impression upon younger viewers to emulate their heroes and I’m glad of it. The only anti-hero I recall is a character called Q from James T Kirks era. I’d equate him with the QAnon of today, Liars wanting to turn our reality into theirs.
    Massive Hugs

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    1. Umm, as I recall, Hiro actually turns out to be an anti-hero, or at least his future self does. Another one of my favorite lines from that episode:
      “I scare me!”
      (Hiro, referring to the older version of himself that visits with a message for younger Hiro, which was ‘Save the cheerleader, save the world!’ …)

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