Video: Real Heroes Ask for Help!

Today, one thing that men in particular seem to have a hard time doing is building connections. Our culture has almost demonized “the other,” making us fearful of reaching out and cooperating for the betterment of all. Men are especially at risk, as we’re often taught to see each other as competition or outright threats to each other’s well-being.

The result: a lack of community-building skills that are eating away at the fabric of society. The evidence of this “mistrust epidemic” can be seen in how polarized we are in our political views, our religious beliefs, and in deteriorating race relations.

If we continue to sow mistrust toward our fellow human beings, things will continue to get worse.

A lesson we can learn from heroic myths is that, despite having great skill and power, heroes always seek out help when they need it. In this video, I talk about how heroes know their limitations and seek assistance to overcome obstacles.

Author: Anthony Simeone

I'm a writer, speaker, and an advocate for everyday heroism. I have over two decades of experience in the practical application of literature, philosophy, psychology, and other disciplines. The culmination of my work is the Live the Hero program, a life philosophy that promotes personal development combined with service to others. Live the Hero combines the wisdom found in the arts and humanities with the latest discoveries related to research in heroism science and positive psychology. You can learn more at

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