Joseph Campbell’s definition of a hero.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Apr 19, 2012
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“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”

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Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “Joseph Campbell’s definition of a hero.”

  1. Matt DuDonis says:

    On iTunes you can find a fantastic series of lectures by Joseph Campbell, which I have been listening to over and over again for the past several months. Netflix also carries several videos of lectures he did towards the end of his life. After listening to a lecture several times it became apparent to me just how deep and clear a thinker Joseph Campbell was. For me, it takes listening to the lectures several times just to digest the full richness of the content. What a magnificent contribution Joseph Campbell made to all who seek deeper meaning and substance in their lives.

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