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  • What makes a hero? In most cases, they are on a Mission. When they succeed, they become heroes.

    The problem, of course, is that when someone else accomplishes the first part of the mission, the rest of us tend to say, "Oh, that's taken care of, so I can slack off."

    You might think I have posted the pictures of three successes. You are wrong. Above are the pictures of three utter failures.

    Martin Luther King Jr. failed to achieve his goals of racial equality. Instead of establishing scholarships and continuing his work, his institute has demanded temporal homage in the form of statues and streets named after him. His legacy is all but forgotten, except in the chuckles and disdain in the jokes told quietly on January 22nd each year.

    John Belushi had a mission to be a star, and was well on his way to achieving his goals, when he allowed his own lust and lunacy to overcome him and died in a shabby motel room from an overdose of heroin.

    Arthur and his knights of the round table united a nation, and promptly established a system of royalty that abused and exploited the people, joined into a pact of incest, and eventually lost all the lands they had conquered.

    Anytime someone tells me there is a man on a mission (or woman, for the politically correct among you), I take it with a grain of salt. More like a five pound sack, really.

    Its all about perspective, isn't it? What's your mission?

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