BY DEVIN TURNER – Feature Editor
Whether you deny it or not, everybody has pictured themselves with superpowers, at least once. Don’t worry, wanting to have supernatural abilities has crossed my mind multiple times – imagine not having to move to pick up the TV remote with telekinesis; one can only dream.
That begs the question, what would you do if you were to suddenly gain superpowers? Would you try and make the world a better place, or would you take advantage of your newfound powers and let yourself become corrupted?
As disappointing as it sounds, a lot of people in this world aren’t the nicest people, and when people have more power than needed, they become depraved. If I were to have supernatural powers, I would try my best to clean this world of corruption and try to bring everyone together in tranquillity.
Of course, like everything there is always a bad side to having superpowers – no personal space, media attention, government interference in your personal life, and the danger of people trying to mess with your loved ones. These are just a few reasons as to why having superpowers might be a nuisance, so having powers might actually have more disadvantages than advantages.
However, to some people having the power of flight can be more than enough, since having the ability to fly would save you quite a bit of money because you wouldn’t have to waste money on airplane tickets. On the other hand, flight might seem like a bore, instead they might want to have superstrength or superspeed; it all depends on what you would like and how it would benefit you in your day to day life.
Imagine having a modern day Superman, someone who can fly at speeds faster than sound, can lift tons, shoot lasers from their eyes, freeze people with their breathe, and can catch bullets with ease – doesn’t that sound amazing?! Again, it’s all just imagination, but a person’s imagination can be a powerful weapon.
Trust me when I say, the fact people don’t have superpowers more or less is a good thing. However, it’s still interesting to imagine yourself with superpowers!