so, i discovered last week that the superhero i’m most like is the green lantern. ok. problem is, i didn’t know anything about the green lantern. thanks to the comment suggestion of josh brown, i went to the wikipedia article on the green lantern, and read.
it’s fascinating to me how this connects, in some odd way, to the vision i had (was given?) recently, on our exec team retreat. this, about the green lantern…
All Green Lanterns wield a power ring that can generate a variety of effects and energy constructs, sustained purely by the ring wearer’s strength of will. The greater the user’s willpower, the more effective the ring. The limits of the power ring’s abilities are not clearly defined and it has been referred to as “the most powerful weapon in the universe” on more than one occasion. Across the years, the ring has been shown capable of accomplishing anything within the imagination of the ring bearer. Often the rings are used to form solid-light constructs, the power and size of which are limited only by the ring-bearer’s willpower.
here’s the green lantern oath:
In brightest day, in darkest night
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil’s might
Beware my power, Green Lantern’s light!
but then, this sentence jumped out at me:
He was the first DC superhero to use his powers selfishly
great. now the parallels seem even more obvious! needless to say, i have ordered the complete set of ‘golden era’ (which, reading the wikipedia article, seems to be the best era, in terms of the green lantern) comics. soon, i will learn more about my alter ego.