Ari hears Matt’s quick recap from his attendance of the Hero Summit, held in Washington, D.C. featuring the likes of Bono, Madeleine Albright, Admiral McRaven, Wolf Blitzer, Gary Kasparov, and Aaron Sorkin.
Ari and Matt discuss the heroism of Abraham Lincoln in time for the new Spielberg movie. When is it okay to lie for the greater good? Who gets to decide? When is breaking the law heroic and when is it simply criminal? Does the label “hero” get taken away after a lie or a broken law? Plus, some child-rearing discussion for good measure.
Ari and Matt discuss the moments of heroism shown in the movie, “Flight”, starring Denzel Washington. Is risk-taking in life a predictor of heroism? Do human frailties that have nothing to do with acts of heroism affect the label of “hero”?