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Since the beginning of superhero comics, superheroes have always put their lives on the line to protect innocent people from any harm that comes their way. So, how come that even though most superheroes have often saved the world numerous times before and again, the public sometimes still view them as threats or don’t appreciate their heroic efforts?
One of the most famous examples of superheroes often being mistreated by the public is through the X-Men, as they are superheroes who constantly try to protect the public from strong enemies but they are often mistreated because they are mutants. So one of the reasons why it’s possible that the public might dislike superheroes is because they have greater powers than a regular human being and it could be out of spite or prejudice for the superheroes.
Another reason why the public might not show superheroes with much respect is because sometimes whenever the superhero does something wrong, then the public might take a negative view at the superhero. For example, when Tony Stark (Iron Man) started having drinking problems, the public immediately considered him to not be in any condition to continue being Iron Man; for fear that he might endanger many lives in his drunken state.
So, the question is, should superheroes be treated with more respect? I personally think that they should be treated with more respect. Superheroes not only have saved the world countless times, but they ended up sacrificing their personal needs and their lives to save the world from any harm, which means that they saved the world because they want to protect the world and not do it for selfish reasons. Yes, superheroes will make mistakes, but they are human also and they are also prone to having emotional moments where they seem like they are not capable of protecting the world if they are emotionally scarred by any event that happens during their lives. One of the problems that sometimes causes the public to mistreat superheroes if they make mistakes is that they considered superheroes to be able to accomplished anything when the situation calls for it and for superheroes who are just starting out, they might not get job done right the first time since it’s their first time, so the public needs to understand this notion from the superheroes.
So what do you think? Do you think that Superheroes needed to be treated with respect or that the public should continue to criticize them to make them better at their jobs?