Analysis Of The Book 'The Hero With A Thousand Faces'

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“...destiny has summoned the hero and transferred his spiritual center of gravity from within the pale of his society to a zone unknown”(Campbell 48). In the book, The Hero With A Thousand Faces, Campbell, an American mythologist, writer, and teacher, elaborated how each hero react to their call to adventure differently.. Each and everyone of us have our own inspiration in life. Some accepts their call but some refuse, the reason being is that they feel overwhelmed by the unfamiliarity that they are being exposed to. Deciding on what we want to pursue in life is really challenging. Knowing that we have to dedicate a lot of time and effort in order to achieve what we aim for in life and the high chance of failing at it is really intimidating. Growing up, I would always visit my grandmother in the hospital. She was always sick, so me and my cousins would always check up on her. We would play on the play area while we are waiting for her to wake up. On that same play area, there will always be this one girl on a wheelchair, who always looks so down. So I took the courage and ask her if she can play with us but unfortunately she said “I would love to but I really can’t.” I was so confused that time, until my mom told me that she has a heart condition which was why she can’t do things normal children experience.That moment made broke my heart and made me realize a lot of things. Children are meant to explore the world, make mistakes and discover their purpose in life. In regards to my career path, my call to adventure is to become a pediatrician or a pediatric nurse. Currently, I am refusing it due to the pressure coming from the people around me and the commitments it is associated with. DIWA 2 The time and commitment of being a pediatrician is one of the reason I am refusing the call. Pediatricians are always almost expose to germs and bacterias which make them prone to catching disease and and viruses. There are some challenging patients that will not appreciate our help. Being a Pediatrician requires a lot of patience and also being able to handle each situation with a smile. “The pressure on medical professionals to perform accurately has increased in the 21st century because of the rising costs of
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