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      There are no Superheroes


When i was a kid i used to imagine that i’ll grow up to be a superhero, one with extra-ordinary capabilities, superhuman abilities, i would fly in the sky or may be dive in the water without needing any oxygen cylinder, that i’ll be the ultimate savior for people. But a couple of weeks ago i came across something which would have been an dream-shattering statement for that 5 year old me but for a 23 year old me it was a ground breaking reality. I was listining to this TED Talk by a young a Pakistani social entrepreneur, who happens to be the co-founder of Malala Fund, her name, Shiza Shahid. She mentioned a very beautiful thing in her adress that “There are no superheroes, there is just us, we are the one ones that we have been waiting for”. It imediately struck my mind and let me into thinking that this seriuosly is something that we as a nation should start realizing. From the supeheroes of Marvel studios to the superhuman saviors of DC comics, our lives are surrounded by these fanatical fantasies. We have forgetten the golden principle of ‘God helps those, who help themselves’. We as a nation are so absurd that we think someone else will save us was when in actuality we are the reason behind our own miseries. May be this is the reason behind huge fan following of Mr. Imran Khan, whom people see as some sort of a superhero, that one day he’ll appear in some black bat suit and save the Gotham city of Pakistan, or may be he’ll put on a metal suit and will change the fate our motherland. Truth is that we are generation of entirely misguided people who have chosen to neglect the fact that there are no superhereos but only us. If some one could save us, than its none other than our very ownselves. I believe the day we started realizing this, would be the day when we’ll no longer have to rely on our leaders and flawed political system.

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Vision 21 is Pakistan based non-profit, non- party Socio-Political organisation. We work through research and advocacy for developing and improving Human Capital, by focusing on Poverty and Misery Alleviation, Rights Awareness, Human Dignity, Women empowerment and Justice as a right and obligation. We act to promote and actively seek Human well-being and happiness by working side by side with the deprived and have-nots.

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