Stop Expecting Heroes to Be Perfect

Heroes are flawed, but we need them

Brian Tubbs
5 min readSep 9, 2023


Photo by Terence Burke on Unsplash

“We don’t need another hero.”

That’s what Tina Turner said, right? I grew up in the '80s (actually the ‘70s and the '80s) and I fell in love with Turner’s iconic hit. It was electrifying, inspiring, and downright awesome.

It was also wrong.