It was a long, tiring week, but on the drive home, I saw a giant rainbow spanning across the otherwise stormy sky. I’m going to say that’s a sign of good things to come.
So let’s stay positive as we head out to the Think Tank for our weekly gathering. Don’t forget to put on your Deep Thinking Toga because we’re really going to give our brains a workout tonight.
This week’s topic: If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Remember, this is a Philosophical Exercise, so feel free to think outside of the box. Don’t feel compelled to limit yourself to the Superpowers you normally find depicted in the pages of a comic book…
I’ve been watching a lot of Superhero flicks lately because Time Warner has given me free access to Epix for 3 months, and all they seem to show are movies starring The Avengers.
There are so many cool Superpowers out there, and who wouldn’t love to be able to fly, have super strength, or be able to encase himself in an awesome suit of armor?
The writer in me wants to create an intriguing, original Superpower, though. How about the ability to fold laundry with my mind? Or having a super metabolism that would allow me to eat anything I wanted? Maybe I could turn regular paper into crisp American currency of varying denominations?
The options are endless.
In the end, I think I’d want a Superpower that would solve problems in my life, not draw so much attention to myself that I would be forced to give up my privacy for a life dedicated to fighting crime, and make me pretty damn cool.
With those qualifications in mind, the Superpower that I would want to have is…
The ability to transport myself anywhere in the world simply by thinking about that place.
How awesome would that be, Modern Philosophers? No more worrying about driving in the snow. No more stress from Zombie Car’s constant woes. Who cares about the price of gas now? I could sleep in every day and zap myself to work just in time to clock in for the day. I’d be able to travel the world without worrying about the cost of airfare or passing through airport security. The next time I had a craving for New York pizza, I could put myself inside one of thousands of pizzerias in an instant. Why watch the Yankees on TV, when I could be at the game?
Most importantly, whenever I long to see The Girl Who Makes Me Weak in The Knees, I could just think about her and be by her side. How could any Superpower top that?
So what about you, Modern Philosophers? What’s your Superpower of choice?
I look forward to reading your comments, but that will have to wait until I’ve gone to visit some of the wonders of the world…the first one being The Girl Who Owns My Heart…