By Bobette Gorden
With the recent exposure of Penn State’s debacle, we were all reminded of the way some of the most innocent among us are treated. The idea that such innocents can be preyed upon by our neighbors, friends and even coaches is fightening. Almost just as frightening is the way these prediators are allowed to continue, even after they have been discovered. There have been many discussions about the reasons why those who knew about some of the Penn State child abuse episodes did not come forward….did not stop it. But I think an even more intersting topic is how can each of us ensure that we do not do the same thing in similar situations. How can each of us be…a hero.
Dr. Phil Zimbardo, one of the world’s great Social Psycholigists and president of the Heroic Imagination Project has spent years uncovering what makes people more prone to act heroically. This is a fascinating, deceptively easy and potentially life-changing approach. But it all starts with the individual. Yes, each of us can be that person who saves a child, makes that split-second decision and prevents tragedy. I urge you to join me and million of others to discover how you can make a difference. You do
n’t have to be rich or big to be powerful. Take The Hero Challenge…for the good of us all.