this has been on my wishlist for a long time. and ive thought abt it many times. what powers would i like to possess?
when i was a child, i wanted to be able to fly. whenever i was sad, i’d think, if only i can fly far far away and come back when troubles were over. fly away into the cold night, and be where no trouble can find me. of course, i knew that wouldnt happen simply because i was no superhero.
later on, i thought, it’d be nice to be invisible. then i can see what ppl do when im not around. so that i can be everywhere, but nowhere. i wanted to be able to disappear as and when i wanted to.
ive wanted to be one of those who could read other people’s mind. know what it is that they are truly thinking about. or maybe even manipulate others minds like that guy in x-men.
ive wanted to be alot of superficial superheros too. one whose money wouldnt run out. one who could move things without herself having to move (then i could get whatever drink i wanted from the kitchen without actually having to go to the kitchen) one whose powers could be unlimited.
but if you ask me now,
i dont wish to be a superhero.
i just wish i had the power to see the future and the consequences of my actions, so that i’d know whether to do it or not.
or maybe to return to the past to right the wrongs i did so that the present will be different.
while im thinking that its fairly obvious that i regret some of my actions, i also know that they have me who i am today. but hey, who doesnt wish things were better…
sometimes perhaps having the ability to change the future could be a burden because then you will be recalculating all your actions. and seeing which is the best. and then you might never get satisfied with one particular action and try all sorts of ways to get the best future. trial and error. lose your decision making ability. lose your intuition. i dont know…
if i were a superhero, i’d just want to be a happy person who makes others happy. cos i think having the ability to bring joy to someone is a blessing.