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<h1>What super-power do you want?</h1>
<small>2009-05-29</small>
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	What super-power do you want?
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	Invisibility?
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	Flying?
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	Stop time?
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	Read minds?
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	Immortality?
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	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.
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	When I was a kid, I wanted to <strong>fly</strong>.
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	When I was a teenager, I wanted to be <strong>invisible</strong>.
	(Probably to sneak into girl’s rooms and watch them undress.)
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	For the last 20 years, I wanted to <strong>stop time</strong>.
	(So much work to do! Never enough time!)
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	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.
	I’ve changed.
	My new super-power is I want to <strong>know everything</strong>.
	(Speak every language. Know every fact. Understand the universe.)
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	A year from now, it may be a different answer.
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	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.
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	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! 
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	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.
	Something’s shifted.
	I want to work again.
	Vacation is done.
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	Sometimes you don’t notice these changes in yourself until a conversation-game or book store reveals it.
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