Posts Tagged ‘superheroes’

Quote… Food for Thought…

In Uncategorized on May 6, 2012 at 7:25 am

Syndrome: Oh, I’m real. Real enough to defeat you! And I did it without your precious gifts, your oh-so-special powers. I’ll give them heroics. I’ll give them the most spectacular heroics the world has ever seen! And when I’m old and I’ve had my fun, I’ll sell my inventions so that *everyone* can have powers. *Everyone* can be super! And when everyone’s super…  – no one will be. 

I was chatting to a friend yesterday about the fact that the talents and the abilities which we all have and believe to be our own are in fact a figment of our reality. This is due to the fact that nothing in life is really ours. Nothing in this life matters unless it is acknowledged by other people around us. The possessions, skills and talents that we have are only important when other people say that they are. 

If you are shy and wait for people to tell you that you are good at something, that reassurance either will never come or it will come far too late after you have had a spiralling decrease in your self confidence and the belief that you can’t do something. Or you can be at the other end of the spectrum where your ego and the belief that you can do anything completely dominates who you are making you over confident and believing that you are indestructible. There are times when it is better to be shy and then other times when it is better to show confidence. However these skills which we either believe to have or are told that we have are becoming less and less important, this is due to the accessibility we have to everything. 

For example the increase in personal technology we now have the opportunity to take photographs at any moment in time, it is encouraging us all to become photographers. Each person can use their phones and then edit the instigram application which allows them to feel that they have a creative talent, now that creative talent which people believe they are ‘gifted with’ is something which is becoming less important. this is because when everyone can do something and they know that they are good at it the need for photographers declines. the job title of photographers is slowly going to disappear as the superior talents which they only really made use of are now displayed to everyone. This encourages everyone to use them, therefore making everyone a photographer. That way no one will be classed as a photographer.



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.