There’s been this question I’ve seen over and over again on social media, and I saw it again today on Twitter and it was simply this:
If you could have the power to be invisible or fly, which would you choose?
Every time I see this question, I wonder why are those the only two options? For me, neither of those would be as interesting as the superpower I’d really want…
I’d pose the question differently:
If you could have any superpower at all, what would it be?
You could pick anything at all, and you would have it instantaneously. The only advice I’d give is to choose wisely. I’m reminded of Steven Spielberg’s movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where the Grail Knight warns them all… (Movie Clip)
In my scenario, once you have the superpower, you cannot rid yourself of it or change it.
I’ve been recently touched by this, so I feel very confident that my choice would easily be the power to heal. Doctors, Surgeons, Nurses, all do this on the regular. How amazing it is to help someone else not feel pain anymore? I would definitely want the power to heal!
So many of the problems in the world – especially in this country, the United States, is based on so much pain. Maybe everything that ails us can be connected to some sort of physical or mental agony? Hmmm…the power to heal wounds of all types would be my choice… and yet, as I write that out, I realize even that power would scare me.
But, if given the gift, I would do my best to use it wisely.