Quests and Fairy Tales revolve around the idea of a person stepping up to volunteer to undertake a task others find impossible or do not want to do. First responders are a good example of such volunteers. They run towards the disaster instead of away from it. In fairy tales, the king puts out a challenge: Who will step up to slay the dragon? In more modern stories, a hero is needed to defeat more practical evil: dictators, kidnappers, murderers.
Anyone can grow into being a hero. Here’s how.