So much so that I tried to establish the provenance of this lovely saying. The best I could come up with was that it might be one of the following:
- from the musician Andy Biersack
- a spin on Elle Lothlorien’s quote, “Be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn, In that case, you should always be a unicorn.“
- an Internet meme (author unknown) that’s simply gone viral since the popularity of the Batman film franchise.
It’s unlikely we can be superheroes, at least not all the time – that status is reserved for the very few. But being yourself is something to strive for. And more than that … knowing yourself first so that you can be who you really are. I think that in itself is pretty spectacular.