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The archetypal hero appears in all religions, mythologies, and epics of the world. He is an expression of our personal and collective unconscious, as theorized by Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell (see below). All archetypal heroes share certain characteristics. This fact has only come to light this century, after people like Joseph Campbell began comparing mythologies of the world. Click on a link to see how the heroes above fit the traits of a hero.
In the domain of social constructionist thought, a social construct is an idea or notion that appears to be natural and obvious to people who accept it but may or may not represent reality, so it remains largely an invention or artifice of a given society.
originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff
Being honest up until very recently (last few months) i believed all this talk about social constructs and a concerted agenda to mess with peoples moral/ethical leanings was just paranoid nonsense, im now convinced there is some worldwide agenda in play that, for want of a better term, is trying to turn the world into snowflakes.
Ok so now what do we do?
How do we combat this?
Im genuinely concerned about the world our children are going to grow up in
If everything is relative and subjective and nothing is actually objective and universal, then nothing has any validity or real meaning.
It's the VALUES that have been attached to the masculine principle that are under attack.
I think that the Heroic Archetype itself needs more men to step into it and BE that. Honor, valor, and respect to that notion. Then perhaps they wouldn't be worried about left-fringe folks ganging up on them to "feminize" them. ?