In Uncategorized on February 28, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Today my daydream consisted of me on an adventure with several people from work. We all had superpowers. Each of us had a different superpower and I began to wonder what it would be like if this came true. 

I had the power of flight and was able to fly to work and bypass the tube. Aleks had the power to run through walls. Ian had laser eyes. Ben had chronokinesis which gives the ability to mentally affect the flow of time. Rachel was immortal so between us we had pretty awesome powers and fought the villains around town. It was a surreal yet fun dream which I very much enjoyed!

There is a line in the Incredibles when Syndrome is talking; 

I will help to make everyone super, and when everyone is super; no one will be!

This made me begin to think if this were true. I think that if everyone were to have a super power it would allow each person to have their own speciality and their own niche to fill, therefore being necessary to the overall running of the community. 

If each member of the town or village had a member of the community with each individual possessing one superpower, they would be self sufficient. The community would work together in order to maintain smooth running interactions with each member of the population. 

When thinking about this, I have realised it means that in order for people to require superpowers they would need something to defend their community from. Therefore by giving or raising each member with a superpower in turn it would allow the rise of super villains. Also, the most important factor about superpowers is that there would be no way to enforce the law, each member would be responsible for keeping the peace in their area. 

If I could have a superpower I would have the healing factor-

Healing factor is a term mostly used by Marvel Comics, usually referring to characters such as Wolverine, Sabretooth, and Deadpool. Having a healing factor generally means the ability to rapidly heal, though this varies on different levels. While Spider-Man can heal from basic injuries much quicker than a regular human, he could not recover from being liquified, unlike Deadpool or the Hulk.

This in turn this would raise the issues of overcrowding because as I save the people around me, more people would be bought into the world and nobody would die. Although I do believe that the power of life and death should not be in one persons hands. This is due to the fact that it is such a responsibility, a responsibility which is so important, not one person can have that amount of power. It is said, with great power comes great responsibility. 

Superheroes. We could leave them to rest in our imagination. Alternatively we could apply the principle to real life. We should use the idea of superheroes to recognise the good which goes on in our every day lives. When we achieve something, when we go out of our way to do better, when we make people feel good about themselves. Each action we complete has the ability to be a superpower by doing good. Lets use it to move forward. 




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