I watched the news today, and was blown away by the horror that rocked a movie theatre in Colorado. A young man enters the theatre claiming to be the Joker and killed thirteen people, and put fifty-two more in the hospital. It bothers me that a comic book could inspire someone to commit such deeds. It then occurred to me that he completely missed the point of those old comics. The Joker, like most villains, was symbolic of the insanity and chaos that is this world. Batman, and other heroes like him, represents man's desire to overcome that chaos, and bring hope that a utopia might still be achieved. I remember sitting in a movie theatre in 1989, watching "Batman" for the very first time, and how much it moved me, in those days Michael Keaton played Batman, and Jack Nicholson played the Joker; I doubt most of you remember. Batman did so well in the comics despite the fact he had no super powers, but that is why he connected to so many people. Batman represents what we can become if we only give everything we've got to reach limits of our potential, and if we do that then maybe, just maybe, we too, can make a difference. Yes, I remember sitting in that movie theatre (eleven years old), and saying to myself, that when I grew up, that I would become Batman. In a small way, I did. Ever since that day I gave a hundred percent of whatever had at being the best I whatever I was doing, it's the reason why an honors student in college, and why I work out so much now. Who knows, maybe one day, I'll actually make a difference in the world one day. That is purpose of comic book heroes, to inspire us to do great things, and to be the very best we can be. My hearts go out to families of the joker massacre in Colorado.