Quests and Fairy Tales revolve around the idea of a person stepping up to volunteer to undertake a task others find difficult, maybe even impossible. Often the person is sought by a group. Sometimes the person feels called and simply shows up when and where s/he is needed.
Anyone can grow into being a hero. Here’s how.
Steps in quest stories
A disaster strikes: this can be anything from war to general unsettledness.
A hero is needed: someone who can solve the problem, get things back on track, turn things around.