Batman as a character and a symbol has different meanings to different people.
For me, he is an inspiration that we can overcome our fears. And that is one of the most important lessons that one can have in their lifetime.
Fear is what holds us back from achieving what our hearts truly desire. Fear can be crippling, paralyzing.
Bruce Wayne’s biggest fear was bats. And yet, he took this fear, and made it part of his life so much that he became “Batman”, thus overcoming his fear.
In the movie “Batman Begins”, he even went in the midst of the bat cave, and firmly stood his ground as hundreds of bats flew maniacally around him. What guts…
This is also why “Batman Begins” is my favorite Batman movie. Some may argue that “The Dark Knight” is better, but in my opinion that one was more about visual effects and whatnot.
So, learn a lesson from him, and start slowly getting rid of your fears. When something makes you nervous, do it anyway. You will see that you are still fine afterwards. (Ok, if you are afraid to cut yourself with a knife, that is just common sense and listen to it 😛 .) Even if you feel your heart beating like mad, don’t stop. If you are afraid of the water, swim anyway. If you are afraid to talk to a certain person, say a simple “hello” at first. It can be small little steps at first. Easier said than done, I know.
I, for example, am afraid of large objects on the bottom of the sea, e.g. boulders/rocks. It’s comfortable to stay in our fear and not face it. Our comfort zone is comfortable. But, if you want to live a life that is free, try to accept and conquer your fears little by little.
I will share with you my most favorite scene from the movie!
And, what would the scene be without such music?
What does Batman mean to you?