What If You Had a Super-Power? Wait… You Already Have One.
I can’t tell you how many small group ice-breakers and conversations I’ve had centering on the topic of super-powers. And this isn’t just a conversation for the boys. Everyone loves this one. Who wouldn’t want to choose their super-power?
The sticking point in the mythos of any super-hero is that the hero never chooses his (or her) power. The power chooses the hero. It is never asked for. It is often rejected, neglected, and misused. Shoot, if you’re Spider-Man or the Hulk, your power doesn’t even work on command. “With great power comes great responsibility,” and responsibility is something our culture deals with poorly.
You have great power. You probably just didn’t know it. Blogging. At the push of a button, you can listen in on any number of people’s deepest thoughts and desires. You can do so without the interference of corporeal existence (it’s without your body, dude!). More importantly, you have effectively unlimited time to meditate your response. No more not listening. No more putting your foot in your mouth due to lack of forethought. Your words have the power to give life or to take it away, to encourage or to discourage. Choose them wisely.