Skout Does A Survey About What People Think Makes A Real Superhero

 

Many think about becoming a superhero, especially when they are children. Kids may wear masks and capes and run around saying that they’re saving the day, but how can a grown person become a superhero in today’s day and age? Although it may sound hard to believe, not everyone thinks a superhero is someone who wears a spiffy outfit and is fighting crime all the time. Many consider people like Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Gandhi and others to be superheroes, and none of them wore masks but simply tried to help others, which many consider to be the best characteristic of a true superhero.

Those who want to be a superhero can do so, and the article and PR Newswire from Skout will give information on how to become a superhero in the eyes of others. Some people actually think that a superhero can be created by the person simply helping others and being selfless enough to make sure that others are taken care of before themselves. Since many feel that being selfless is a high quality of a superhero, this means that absolutely anyone with a mind to be a superhero can become a superhero in the eyes of others. April 28, 2016, was National Superhero Day, which may have found many celebrating the day dressed in superhero gear.

With superhero movies going in and out of the theaters all the time, many acknowledge superheroes as someone that they not only respect but also someone that they want to be as well. The survey is not only very informative but shows what people really think about superheroes, and it may not be what was typically thought of in the past as a superhero. While many consider Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and Wonder Woman a superhero, it’s possible for a typical person to be a superhero, just by helping other people.

The survey also found that many had an idea of how a superhero should look, i.e. wearing a cape, a ring, a mask, and driving a specific type of vehicle. Since superheroes are obviously popular in today’s culture, Skout is helping nonprofit organizations, such as the Make-A-Wish foundation in the greater Bay Area by donating funds to the organization each time a person sends a virtual greeting with a superhero theme. The greetings can be sent on the Skout network to any person, and each time the greeting is sent, the Make-A-Wish foundation will benefit from it.

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Yeonmi Park , A Human Rights Story: From Tragedy to Triumph

Yeonmi Park was just fourteen when she comprehended the absolute oppression she and her family faced living in her native North Korea. Soon after Park’s father completed a sentence of hard labor as punishment for illegal trading, the Park family facilitated their escape to South Korea.

Park would go on to be an outspoken activist, sharing her story on The Reason TV and speaking out about travesty’s that befall residents of North Korea. While she has shared her story countless times, Park kept the most traumatic details, of her forced trafficking, to herself for fear of being labeled undesirable. Upon writing her book Park realized that she would need to reveal the most intimate aspects if she was to truly advocate for human rights.

Yeonmi Park chronicles her family’s harrowing travels and subsequent tragedy in her new Amazon released book titled In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom. She paints a disturbing picture of cruelty under the dictatorship of Kim Jong II. In March 2007, to realize their escape Park and her mother were smuggled out through China by missionaries but had to leave her father behind due to his ailing health.

With little protection for Park and her mother, they were soon forced into sex trafficking or face being sent back to North Korea. Several months later Park’s father was successfully smuggled into China to join his family. Their reunion was short lived when in January 2008 Park’s father died from advanced colon cancer. Living in secret they could not mourn their loss with a funeral, instead they buried her father under private ground.

It would be another year in April 2009 before Park and her mother were able to seek asylum in South Korea. They would also track down her sister Eunmi who had defected ahead the family and who was thought to be dead.

Park continues to speak out against North Korea, to their dismay. When she was a little girl, Park was taught that Kim Jong II could read her thoughts, and so she kept silent. No longer afraid, Park is speaking out now in hopes of creating a brighter future for those she left behind.