The Hero’s Journey

Chris C., who works for Dow Jones, took this photo on his cell phone during his lunch hour on Tuesday, wandering in downtown New York City. I’ve added a quote below from Joseph Campbell on the making of modern heroes.

Street Art in NYC, October 2008
Street Art in NYC, October 2008

“Man is that alien presence with whom the forces of egoism must come to terms, through whom the ego is to be crucified and resurrected, and in whose image society is to be reformed. Man, understood however not as ‘I’ but as ‘Thou’: for the ideals and temporal institutions of no tribe, race, continent, social class, or century, can be the measure of the inexhaustible and multifariously wonderful divine existence that is the life in all of us.”–Joseph Campbell, The Hero With A Thousand Faces.

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