You get to choose one superpower. Pick one of these, and explain your choice:
- the ability to speak and understand any language
- the ability to travel through time
- the ability to make any two people agree with each other
If some form of divine intervention (a bite from a radioactive spider or a poisonous serum being reverse-engineered and given to me as a life-saving vaccine) suddenly gave me a superpower, I would choose to travel through time.
The ability to speak and understand any language could be mastered my mere human, if I would just get off my lazy butt and practice.
The ability to make any two people agree with each other… what a crock of ****. You can make people say anything. But you can change the actions that pour form the heart. A jerk will be a jerk… A clown will be a clown… A racist will be a racist… Mere words, nor rewriting laws, will change any of this.
So…… I want the ability to travel through time. I don’t ask for the ability to change anything in time. People- for the most part- create their own destinies. I don’t choose to rewrite history. But there are MANY PEOPLE throughout history with whom I would love to converse. (The list is in no particular order!) I would just want to ask a lot questions that start with “Why…”
- George Washington
- Thomas Jefferson
- Benjamin Franklin
- Abraham Lincoln
- Stonewall Jackson
- Malcolm X
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Joan of Arc
- Julius Caesar
- Leonardo de Vinci
- Thomas Edison
- Mother Teresa
- William Shakespeare
- Karl Marx
- Adolf Hitler
Written for The Daily Post: February 1, 2016.A Bird, a Plane, You!