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<h1>What super-power do you want?</h1>
What super-power do you want?
Do you ever play this conversation-game?
Ask a group of friends this question.
It’s interesting to hear different people’s answers, and what they reveal.
When I was a kid, I wanted to <strong>fly</strong>.
When I was a teenager, I wanted to be <strong>invisible</strong>.
(Probably to sneak into girl’s rooms and watch them undress.)
For the last 20 years, I wanted to <strong>stop time</strong>.
(So much work to do! Never enough time!)
But recently when this game came up with a friend, I realized that for the first time in 20 years, I didn’t want to stop time.
My new super-power is I want to <strong>know everything</strong>.
(Speak every language. Know every fact. Understand the universe.)
A year from now, it may be a different answer.
Whenever I went to a book store in the last 10 years, I’d go to the <strong>business</strong> section.
But this past year, I was more interested in the <strong>travel</strong> section.
A month ago I found myself wanting to take two years off to go visit 24 countries for one month each. I was quite seriously considering this!
Last week, I found myself in a book store again with a friend.
She needed to go to the travel section, so I went with her, but found I had no interest anymore.
I want to work again.
Vacation is done.
Sometimes you don’t notice these changes in yourself until a conversation-game or book store reveals it.
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