As we discussed in the last post, just being a part of a team increases your social capital, thus making you more likely to give to charity, trust another person, and act in an altruistic manner. Thus, even a somewhat lame superhero can contribute as a member of the right team, even if they don’t do much.
But if just being a part of a team is heroic, just imagine how effective your actions can be! Through our example of Wolverine, we’ll demonstrate how being in teams improves your own security as well as protects the next generation.
Wolverine is an example of a “connector”, or a person who interacts with a wide variety of groups. As a connector, he is able to draw on a wide variety of skills and resources whenever he needs a hand. For example, when he needs a sniper to cover him while he attempts to rescue his son, he knows he can call on Captain America’s old sidekick, Bucky.