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Growing up kid wanted to be Power Rangers

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posted on May, 25 2020 @ 03:32 AM
Back when I was in early grade school kids used to want to grow up and be Power Rangers, Pop Stars, and popular. Me? I wanted to be Batman! I didn't just want to "WAM" and "BAM" people. I wanted to used my Sherlock Holmes Detective like abilities to find all the suspects and turn them into the police! I grew up idolizing Batman until my junior high days and I mostly forgot about my old Hero. You can maybe thank George Clooney for chasing me away from that idea haha

Some years later I found myself "In a tight spot". (Sorry, another Clooney reference) I was in a Juvenile Detention center. I had just got done meeting with my attorney and my parents. It was a particularly hard farewell, I remember.. It was one of those moments where I felt complete utter hopelessness. My life was in the hands of someone else. Anyway, I was being escorted out of visitation. The long walk down the corridor to the day room took what felt like forever. I remember nearing the day room and noticing the lights were dimmed and all of the other inmates were crowded around the Television that was mounted up on the concrete wall. The Staff patted me down and told me to go to my room for my supper but just as I entered the room the beginning of Batman Begins played on the Television. You know.. that scene where It's got a silver filter to it, shows the WB logo and then... BATS, with a subtle batman logo. Right then I instantly had chills and I forgot I was sad, or hungry, or that my life was in limbo at that moment. It was like that idea that I had as a child was reborn again. I had something to look forward to, someone I could mold myself into. I mean, hell... I was at my very weakest point in that little box on my concrete slab for months and months.. I tell the staff i'm not hungry and sit down to the movie as if it were some kind of message meant for me at that moment in time.. The fellas chimed in on my intimate moment with the movie. I remember to the other guys it was about the special effects and the action sequences.. but for me it was how Bruce Wayne became Batman. His Metamorphosis. His ideology and the laws he created for himself. once again.. I wanted to be Batman! I had found that childhood flame that kept my imagination alive and my dreams a possibility. I had found a confidence in myself through a fictional character. I was 16 at the time and this meant the world to me.. In hindsight, it's that fantasy that probably kept my mind from coming apart in that cell.

To this day I still find inspiration in the Batman. Bruce Lee and Batman were my idols growing up.

it's been one lifetime for me since then.. I am now twice the age I was when Batman Begins released..
Life has certainly had it's ups and downs.. I'm not half the Batman I used to be. I've had my "Bane" so to speak. Back broken, lying in a cell again, though this is more of a mental one. Back in "The pit" I suppose i'm just waiting for that time to Rise again.

A mental prison is far worse than an actual prison.
edit on 25-5-2020 by MadSeason313 because: minor spelling errors

posted on May, 25 2020 @ 03:57 AM
a reply to: MadSeason313

Great read.

It doesn't happen often in life, spirituality, but when it does its a higher form of happiness within.
It was for you meant to happen, the film starting at the time you walked by. That exact moment at that exact time. The whole universe came together just right for you. It sent you a message. You acknowledged it. Great.

Im sorry to hear you are in a mental prison so to speak. A spiritual event may never happen again, dont wait around for another sign. It gets tougher as you get older, the fight needs to stir within. If Bruce Wayne was in your position what would he do?

You need to inspire yourself this time friend. Its tough but you can do it. You did it before, its there again waiting for you. Life that is. Go get it.

And remember.
Keep doing what you're doing and you'll keep getting what you're getting.

Edit. When i say spirituality i dont mean religious in any way. I mean it moved you. It was almost life changing for you, it resonated with you so much years later you still have strong feelings about it. Im a total atheist, i believe religion is holding mankind back in so many ways fwiw.
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posted on May, 25 2020 @ 04:24 AM
a reply to: MadSeason313

Thanks for sharing. The mind is a curious thing.

I've seen my father rise from a broken back, mental prison cell and opioid. You wouldn't recognise him today compared to who and what he was in what you refer to as the pit.

But you've got this, Batmans still in there.

posted on May, 25 2020 @ 04:26 AM
a reply to: SecretKnowledge

And YOU sir/Mam,

Your damn signature gets me every time thinking there's bugs on the screen!!

Play on...
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posted on May, 25 2020 @ 06:11 AM
a reply to: MadSeason313

My sister-in-law was a Korean Power Ranger. She's pretty old now ... and drunk most of the time.

posted on May, 25 2020 @ 07:24 AM
i married Pink Ranger....

a 10....

posted on May, 25 2020 @ 08:57 AM


They are ATS's pet birds let loose on all unsuspecting members..

posted on May, 25 2020 @ 10:31 AM
a reply to: MadSeason313

I remember when all the kids wanted to be power rangers- including my kids. And then while pretending to be power rangers one of the kids round house kicked the other in the mouth shoving teeth far up into her gums and ended up having to pay mucho bucks for the orthodontist and several years of braces. Power Rangers were banned in our house from then on!

Be glad you chose the Batman! I think Power Rangers would have gotten you into more trouble instead of helping you out!

posted on May, 25 2020 @ 05:56 PM
a reply to: SecretKnowledge

Haha well it gets me every time I love it.

Reminds me of when for about 10 years on my mobile my message bank was along the lines of "hello? Helloooo? Hello!? Yeah good thanks how are y.....HA! Got ya you've reached ***** leave a message".

Repeat victims and scores of angry friends and family members

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