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Spider-Man: Homecoming and fitting in

We can all feel the need to fit in at some stage growing up. Being a superhero is kind of the complete opposite to fitting in but, even so, we can relate to Spider-Man. 

Spider-Man: Homecoming posterThe new Spider-Man movie has gained some popularity since the unveiling of the new character’s storyline in Captain America: Civil War.

The difference this time around is Spider-Man is obsessed with wanting to be an Avenger, a group that is not truly defined at the time. I think this speaks volumes to the problem with fitting in.

Creating your identity

Your identity should be something that you create. Being defined by the group that you’re a part of can cause confusion as to who you really are.

Fitting into groups force you to lose or hide something about yourself. Instead of joining because of a common goal or interest, you change yourself to fit into a particular mold. This mold will end up defining you. So why not define yourself first?

Working out who you are and becoming comfortable with your identity is more common than you might think. So common, that even Spider-Man is trying to form his.

Fitting in at school

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter is a young guy in high school who is still trying to figure out where he may fit in the world. Being different from everyone because of his abilities, fitting in is something that Peter fails at.

He quickly sees that becoming his own person is more rewarding.

Although you may not have Peter’s abilities, there may be some similarities between your situation and his. Fitting in may be something you feel you’re having difficulty with.

Comfortable in your skin

You owe it to yourself to try and form your identity and then, ironically being comfortable with who you are means you’re more likely to fit in where ever you are.

So instead of forcing yourself into someone else’s mold, create your own.