How (Not) to Save the World.

Via Andrea Balt
on Apr 12, 2012
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Hey Superman, let me break it to you…

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Your real name is Clark Kent. You work as a reporter for the Daily Planet. You look ordinary. You feel awkward. You go to the bathroom. You never know what to say at the exact moment when you’re supposed to say it, but only after all the wrong things are said and done. And, most importantly, you can’t fly.


Lois Lane may not love you back (ever). And if she does, it won’t be because of your flashy costume but probably because of your glasses.

And because you’re there at the end of the day and you’re there in the morning and even when love isn’t, you’re there.

Superman, I don’t know what they teach you up in space, but you have so much to learn from down here. Most days, your life will be so unscripted, it won’t even do as an independent movie.

See, it never was about flying. It was about walking in such a way that you don’t ever need a cape.

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“The world without spirit is a wasteland. People have the notion of saving the world by shifting things around, changing the rules, and who’s on top, and so forth.

No, no! Any world is a valid world if it’s alive. The thing to do is to bring life to it, and the only way to do that is to find in your own case where the life is and become alive yourself.”

~ Joseph Campbell


Kind of like him but with your own instrument.


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About Andrea Balt

Co-Founder / Editor in Chief of Rebelle Society, Wellness Alchemist at Rebelle Wellness & Creativity Curator at Creative Rehab. Unfinished book with a love for greens, bikes and poetry; raised by wolves & adopted by people; not trying to make art but to Be Art. Holds a BA in Journalism & Mass Communication, an MFA in Creative Writing & a Holistic Health Coach degree from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. In her work she tries to reflect the wholeness of the human experience by combining Art & Health + Brains & Beauty + Darkness & Brilliance into a more alive, unabridged and unlimited edition of ourselves. She is also on a quest to reinstate Creativity as one of our essential Human Rights to (hopefully and soon) be included in the UN Declaration. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and sign up for her Monthly Stroke of Renaissance.


12 Responses to “How (Not) to Save the World.”

  1. @emilyalp says:

    This is excellent and sublimely poetic as usual–love the reference to Joseph Campbell!

  2. Eric says:

    "even when love isn't, you're there." (BAM) Brava…you play very well.

  3. Andréa Balt says:

    Glad you enjoyed it. Looove Joseph Campbell.

  4. Andréa Balt says:

    Hey invisible friend, thanks!

  5. ValCarruthers says:

    Wondrous, Andrea!

    Just posted to "Popular Lately" on the Elephant Spirituality Homepage.

    Valerie Carruthers
    Please go and "Like" Elephant Spirituality on Facebook

  6. Andréa Balt says:

    Love that cat. Mine doesn't jump.

  7. […] ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” […]

  8. Tanya Lee Markul says:

    Love your molecules. Brilliant.

    I want a cape. xoxoxo