A/N: Alex’s powers and new knowledge will make more sense if you go read the first story in this series: “The League of Extraordinary Women”. The disclaimers, spoilers, and other information are all in previous chapters.
The newest page just posted on Terawatt’s main website by the site webmaster, terafan1:
“How do I become a hero?”
~ link4evr [first person to ask me on Twitter]
~qwertyqwirk [first person to ask me in the forums here]
~JuneJone95 [first person to ask me on Facebook]
More than one person has asked me this, and I think this is a really great question. You do not need superpowers to be a hero. There are everyday heroes all around us, and they do NOT get enough attention in the press, or from everyone else. All you need is the morals and the strength to ask the question you already posed.
You can be a hero today. Volunteer at a soup kitchen. Volunteer at your church, if you go to one. Help a neighbor. Join a group that does good works: there are dozens in your hometown, and you only need to ask around. Do you love sports? Well, every local sports group for kids needs organizers, referees, and other volunteers. Or talk to Habitat for Humanity and find a local project you can help on. If you go on the internet, you can find dozens of groups around your town that can use your help.
You can be a hero in the future. Plan so that you can help others. Organize for others. Is there going to be a canned food drive in your town this fall? They need organizers and planners and helpers, even before the food drive starts. Plan to collect for charity at Halloween instead of gathering candy – or along with gathering candy, because I still like candy too.
You can be a professional hero. Do you want to care for others or help others? People need caregivers and nurses and doctors and pharmacists and everyone else who works at clinics and hospitals and nursing homes. Then there are the Peace Corps and Doctors Without Borders and a dozen other international groups. Do you want to protect others? Your local police department and fire department need more people. Then there’s the National Guard, the Coast Guard, the Army, the Navy, the Marines, and the Air Force. That’s just a short list.
There are lots more options. Think outside the box! Investigative reporters help people. Responsible businessmen help people. Just being a really great boss can help the people who work for you.
People don’t have an everyday need for what I do. People DO have a need every day for the things YOU can do.- Terawatt