|This is what happens when Superman realizes he too is sometimes a villain.|
For example, if you know a relationship isn't going to work, the only kind thing to do is to be the villain and initiate the breakup. You can mitigate your villainy by breaking up face-to-face, but you're still the villain.
Organizing an intervention? You're the villain. You may want to call yourself the hero, but what you're "saving" that person from is something that brings him/her a lot of pleasure. Taking away something pleasurable? That's taking-candy-from-a-baby-type stuff right there.
|Clearly we can all agree that anyone involved in the manufacture of an Ed Hardy cologne is evil, right?|
It's impossible to be the hero ALL of the time. Retrospect is mostly what determines heroism, anyway. The most any of us can do is hope, in brief and rare moments of lucidity, to make the noble choice. We can only dream that we and those around us make the shockingly selfless decision that will help someone outside the overwhelming desires born of selfishness.
|Ugh, how noble of you.|