I was looking back through an old notebook yesterday. In it, I must have been responding to a journalling prompt which had asked what super power I would have. Before reading my answer, I was intrigued as to how I would answer that question now. My mind ran through the usual options: invisibility, teleportation, flight, super strength or super speed. When I read the answer I had written way back when, I was surprised but also in full agreement with my past self. The super power I chose for myself was the power to always know the right thing to do and say.
The simplicity of this might at first glance seem a little banal, especially in comparison to those more flashy powers like shooting lasers out of your eyes or leaping from skyscraper to skyscraper in a single bound but when you think a bit more deeply about it, this idea is pure brilliance. Imagine being in any situation and knowing EXACTLY the right thing to say or do. No missteps. No flubs. No deliberating or questioning or vacillating. Self doubt, embarrassment and regret would be a thing of the past. With this power, I could be a better parent, partner, employee and friend. I would never upset anyone needlessly and I would have utter confidence in all aspects of my life. So when I saw the prompt for #bloganuary today – what is something you wish you knew how to do? – this super power came instantly to mind.
Of course, there are also of other answers to this question too: I wish I could roller skate, maintain a regular exercise regimen, speak more languages fluently, fly a plane, wake up earlier, stop caring so much what others think… the list goes on.
So what about you, dear reader? What super power would you have? And what is something you wish you knew how to do?