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PBS系列中出名的神话学家约瑟夫·坎贝尔(Joseph Campbell)的想法让我一直着迷“The Power of Myth,”于1988年首次播出。他对英雄的解释’旅途是令人着迷的,这使我认真地探索了这样的观念,即生命是我们每个人出生时就开始的英勇冒险。他解释说,在分娩过程中,母婴经历了过渡。实际上,大多数古老的文化在宇宙中赋予了母亲神话般的力量。例如,在具有多个天堂的阿兹台克人宗教中,死于分娩的妇女与死于战斗中的战士们进入了同一个天堂。

It seems we have lost some of the magic of the 英雄ic, and therefore today’s society suffers a lot of the emotional crises experienced by a culture that has lost its faith and its mythologies. Campbell believed those who refused their 英雄ic, unconscious path risk a psychic collapse, a mental breakdown. However, if you have put on a badge and a gun, I think he would say you have successfully followed the call to adventure.

After taking up the path, a 英雄 goes through various transitions, ultimately facing the challenges to come, utilizing the mentors, training, and mental and emotional tools at his or her disposal. The academy, your field training officers, the veterans you observed, and the early challenges you faced in your career were shaping you into the 英雄 you are today.

我知道你们大多数人会说这个词“hero” is not one that you use to describe yourself, so let me make a simple observation. All humans follow a path filled with trials and tribulation, and eventually suffer decline and death; a 英雄 is one who partakes fully in this journey. As Andrew Carnegie wrote: “We live in a 英雄ic age. Not seldom are we thrilled by deeds of 英雄ism where men or women are injured or lose their lives in attempting to preserve or rescue their fellows; such the 英雄es of civilization. The 英雄es of barbarism maimed or killed theirs.” You, my fellow crime-fighters, are ranked among these 英雄es.

好吧,英雄们,听着英雄生活的关键之一是最终来到龙,巴尔罗格或达斯·维达。艰难的时期,真正的考验,“belly of the whale”时刻。警察战争,社会动荡,病毒以及所有其他危机’面对面对我们周围的人们,而亲爱的维持和平者,您被困在大漩涡的中心。我了解世界看起来多么黑暗,你们每个人在恐惧和担忧中的感受如何。但这是我们每个人出生的时间,是我们坚持不懈和履行职责的机会,找到了坎贝尔所说的“inner bliss”在冒险中而不是听别人说话。倾听你的心。这个词“duty” implies a 英雄ic image. The original 14th Century definition of 义务 is: “受其约束的;自然,道德或法律义务,以及在道德上是正确的力量。”

我今天与之交谈的这么多美国人惊讶地问到仍然有如此多的执法人员每天外出并冒着生命危险保护自己的社区。他们对此表示敬意和钦佩“heroes.”您会发现,您的行为正在表达着他们更深的情感。他们生活在深深的焦虑和对周围黑暗的恐惧中,而他们却没有’甚至不自觉地了解您的行为,勇气和牺牲都可以赋予他们生命的力量…至少我认为坎贝尔会这样说。

那么,您在街上遭到大吼的人呢?现在是时候倾听您的内心,相信自己和您的使命,无视放弃者,怀疑者和批评者,然后继续前进。每天无时无刻不在使用您的智慧,知识和技能,并不要’t let fatigue and doubt cloud your vision or dull your senses. You are the 英雄es of our civil society, our just society. Use your compassion wisely to help others, to sense when they are distressed.

我的意思是,您应该帮助所有其他人,您的兄弟姐妹,您保护的无辜者,尤其是您安慰的受害者。它在当今的坩埚中正在做这些事情’的危机将改变您的内心,而您将走出鲸鱼’的肚子,或站在被杀的龙身上,变了。用我最喜欢的关于复原力的作者之一阿尔·塞伯特(Al Seibert)来解释一下,这样一来,您最终将不会遭受创伤后的压力,而是拥有创伤后成长的力量。

戴夫·史密斯(Dave Smith)是国际公认的执法培训师,并且是“JD Buck Savage.”您可以通过@thebucksavage在Twitter上关注Buck。

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