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The Rules of Love, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 27

Be a hero – or a heroine

Did you enjoy fairy stories or inhabit fantasy worlds when you were a child? I was always playing games where I imagined I was a noble knight on a proud charger, doing battle with all the baddies. Or a comic-style superhero speeding towards danger to use my magic powers and rescue, well, whoever it was who needed rescuing.

And it’s not too late to be a hero or heroine. Everyone needs a superhero to champion them now and again, to rush to their aid when there’s a fierce dragon approaching, or a massive army attacking, or a scary catacomb to navigate. Not encountered any of those lately? OK, let’s find another opportunity for you to save the world (or at least someone you love).

I’ve known people hit crises that ...

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