Fictional Heroes and Personal Transformation


Here is a new essay by me, published online for the first time at The Atlasphere. It presents the reasons — now backed by empirical psychological studies — why fictional heroes provide us not “mindless escapism,” but are actually important elements for our personal psychological change and growth.

I post this message here today in honor of the late Vince Flynn, whose fictional hero Mitch Rapp has given millions of readers like me a model of personal courage and principled inspiration.

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2 Responses to Fictional Heroes and Personal Transformation

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  2. David Feeney says:

    ‘Principled inspiration.’ Aptly put. Vince Flynn constantly pushed Mitch Rapp and his readers to the edge in both character and plot. He will be sorely missed.

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