We've taken a look at this topic a bit in my British Literature class of late, comparing heroism as it is today, to its ancestor in the time of Beowulf, not to mention that I just recently finished reading Eldredge's Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul, but for all the thinking I've done on it, I can really only come to one conclusion: the 'hero mold' has changed from a chivalrous warrior-knight to a polite, hard-working associate, boardmember, manager, or whatever fills in your blank. And men are still reeling from the change, left with a gut instinct to seek the action and adventure. No wonder the Lord of the Rings Trilogy brought in over a billion dollars at box office.
So now maybe all of us guys need to go bear hunting with a Bowie knife, or scuba-diving with a couple of great whites; I don't know. Maybe this change is good, a change in our manner to befit a constantly changing society, and we should go with it.
...I'd prefer to go with the former.
Well, you've suffered through my thoughts on the subject, and with a little energon and a lot of luck, they'll lead you to some of your own. have a blessed day