I think one of the reasons I’m a Superman fan is because of the message he upholds. It’s not because he can blow up planets, see and hear everything around him, or the fact that he can punch things really really good. It’s because he can be an inspiring bastion of goodness despite all of that. You know that no matter what, no matter how bad things get, or what the villains do to him, Superman will always do the right thing. Maybe he wishes he didn’t, I’m sure that sometimes, he wishes he could be as petty as the rest of us.
But he can’t. He never can, because his power is simply too great for that. So he continues to inspire us not through his deeds or accomplishments, but through his unbreakable moral fiber. I’d like to believe that if a person like him can still be a good person, that we can too.