"My father believed that if the world found out who I really was, they'd reject me. He was convinced that the world wasn't ready. What do you think?"
On so many levels, this is brilliant, timely writing.
I don't think we would be ready for a Superman in our midst. We're too fearful of feeling insignificant in the grand scheme of things.
This isn't an issue, though; whether we're waiting for a saviour or not, nobody's going to come down from on high and raise us up.
That's the big secret - we'll only get there on our own, together.
Which is why I have to disagree with the writing team on one point - the solution isn't to look at the world as an island. It's to recognize we're not islands and start bridging the gap.