Day 17

What is a superpower you’d love to have?

Common answers include flight and invisibility; however, neither of those are actually useful imo. For flight, you just think “ooh, soaring through the air!” but it’s physical activity and probably really hard, like swimming or running. Plus, it’s cold up there! If anything, the fun part would be free-falling and then pulling up. But I do think that would eventually get old, and it’s not a practical skill. With invisibility, I just don’t see how any advantage you’d get out of that would be ethical. The older I get, the more I appreciate being left out of shit that isn’t my business.

The thing is, this question does not pose that your life would change in any other way. So the question is really what sort of power would be of most use to you in your actual life? Super strength might be nice in some rare situations, but I don’t really need to be able to lift a car.

There’s really only one answer that I can see: apparition. I don’t travel anywhere near as much as I used to, but I would if I could simply apparate. Think of how much better your life would be if you never had to physically travel between any two locations ever again! Never entering an airport? Never driving anywhere? Your whole life would just open up. I can hardly conceive of how much better everything would be. There are all sorts of wondrous implications for adventure and fun, but it’s also a practical cost- and time-saver for your actual life.

Right now, I’m trying to determine when I will be ready to travel again for work. If I could apparate, it’d be no issue at all. I could simply zap myself home during breaks and after dinner and be with Edith, then be back again for the next meeting.

1 Comment

  1. Ooh this is a good one.


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