I love villains. Call it for what it is but in my life a lot of people who wore good titles like heroes and mentors supposedly were in it for their own needs and it seemed time and again that people who wore the good really were more rotten then those known to be bad. Hell, we can see that today. Every politician who says they care, every teacher who wants yo to do well only to make themselves look good or push you somewhere if they do not believe in you so their numbers do not fall. Parents who would supposed to help their kids only to beat and cripple them for months or years at a time
Then people would look at that and would ask me to be a good guy and time after time in my life when people and while I wanted to do good things. I could not say in confidence I was a good guy and it made me doubtful of myself and over time a lot of things had come to light but one of them was this. If I told you I worked from the bottom up and pushed myself despite disability and tried to volunteer and help others some may call that good, but I wouldn’t because I do not want to feel so sure that I would disappoint those who would think me to be a hero or even good.
Ever since then the self introduction has been a villain.”My name is X and I am a villain trying to take over the world in my spare time.” From that intro I have figured a lot out.
One, it throws all the stereotypes off because if you can say that seriously and defend it people are not used to it and hence have to work with what they see and what they know from you. In social circles it is a blanks slate powered from a bad title and backed by years of blurring lines from media. From that it has made me take a more accurate self cataloging of skills and abilities to the point if I know the personality test and my mood I know my results down to three points from disc testing to Myers Briggs.
Two, there is so much evil in the world and the majority of it is built on a lie. People think those that can be trusted can be trusted because they are the good guys and when someone claims to wear the black hat and does good deeds there is that little bit of mixed signals causing them to not believe everything to always have doubt. In this case that is a good thing because with doubt they may be able to see things that I cannot because of ego or other factors. To be a villain in public is simply to let your actions define you because no one has anything else to work from. Even if they try to tie your handle to villains there are so many that like a hero they would need to figure it out and that would after trying to find fault in your actions realize they are in the exact same position as they would be with a hero the only difference being nowadays one has used the title to lie and get more out of people and the other does the opposite.
Evil and villainy is different in my eyes and with so many words getting broader in meaning. This one though works off of a simple mechanic. It deals with the old adage “everyone is the hero of their own story” Well, below is the definition of a villain.
When the heroes do wrong it is time for a villain to stand up. One can be a villain and still do good because it all depends on the hero on is opposing. There a lot of heroes who are not worthy of the title and now I think it is time for some villains to come and show how things can be done.
So if you feel the world is not respecting what a hero is and people are tarnishing the title turn to something that would be once forgotten. Let your actions define you and be a villain.