Super Powers

March 10, 2013

Super Powers

If you could have any Super Power, what would it be?

I think that’s my favorite rhetorical question to ask. It’s also a question that I entertain when I find myself struggling to fall asleep at night. If I could have any Super Power…What would it be? What would I do with that Power? Do other people have Powers in this fantasy? What Super Powers fit the personalities of my friends and family? What would they do with their Power?

If I could have any Super Power, I’d probably want to be able to fly. I realize that’s an unbearably typical answer, but I can’t get over how much fun that would be. Takin’ flight and zipping through the sky whenever you want? Not to mention how fast you’d be able to get everywhere. Well, given that you could fly quickly. How awful would it be if you were suddenly gifted with the ability to fly…but only very slowly. Like, what if someone could walk faster than you could fly? What a bummer, right?

Anyway, I’d want to fly. Because I think it would be the cat’s meow. The bee’s knees. The fish’s pajamas. But that’s not totally what this blog post is about. This is a post about Super Powers…but of a different sort.

While humans probably won’t ever develop supernatural abilities, I think we all have a sort of “Super Power.” And now we’ve arrived at the point of the blog. Let’s start with the idea that everyone is good at something. Not necessarily spectacular, not necessarily a master…but everyone is good at something. And that something requires some part of the persons body, soul, or mind. Soccer players need feet, artists need hands, mathematicians need brains, pianists need fingers…so on and so forth. And that part of them, I think, is sort of special…it’s Super. It’s not like everyone else’s.

I think that’s kind of a cool idea.

As horribly cliché as it sounds, I think it’s important to sometimes take a moment and realize how Super we all really are. We’re not just boys and girls toddling around aimlessly. We are men and women put on this Earth with these Super Powers to do great things.

And I think that is pretty darn Super.

-Brian Wiegand (An Idiot, A Superman in training)

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