The Science of Happiness, a UC Berkley edX distance learning opportunity in which approximately 100,000 people around the world are currently enrolled, enables those in the class to learn about scientific research focusing on topics such as generosity, forgiveness, compassion, and mindfulness. One of the videos presented as a part of the class involved Dr. Philip Zimbardo and the nonprofit organization he founded, The Heroic Imagination Project, that teaches people how to take effective action in challenging situations.
According to Zimbardo, people can be heroes-in-training until they become actual heroes. This involves people establishing networks with like-minded goals who band together for the greater good. So the question is: Are you a hero? Could you be a hero?