Superman and how we can all relate to him.
I know what most of you are already thinking. "No one can relate to Superman, he's literally the strongest individual of all time!" If I ever discuss Superman, the fact he's too 'unrelatable' is always used as a reason to dislike the Man of Steel and while, yes not a single person on Earth can relate to the fact he's capable of fighting Darkseid (and winning), there's a lot about him that we can all relate to. When you break him down to his core, Superman is just someone who wants to do the right thing. No matter what happens, all he ever tries to do is what's right and that's something I'm sure we can all relate to, that goal of trying to be the best version of ourselves we can be. Throughout his entire comic book history, for the most part Superman has always strived to help anyone he can and regardless of his abilities, I don't for one second doubt the fact he'd be doing the exact same thing and trying to help anyone he could even if he was just a regular farm boy from Kansas.
Not only that, but there have been many occasions throughout his history where Clark Kent has spoken about his insecurities with not originally being from Earth and how he has previously struggled with the feeling of not belonging. Now, I don't know about you guys, but the sensation of feeling out of place, like you don't belong in a certain environment, like you're all alone is something I've experience several times throughout life and the fact that someone as strong as Superman has also felt this way was extremely important to the younger me and it helped a lot and reassured that what I was feeling was completely normal.
Now, there are many other things that make Superman someone we can all relate to, but these two are definitely the two biggest in my opinion. With that said, I hope you enjoyed reading this little piece and appreciated it was my way to pay tribute to Superman on Superman Day. I'll probably follow this up with several other posts later this week discussing more on the Man of Steel such as his best stories, villains and moments... all in celebration of Superman Day!