Let's talk about superpowers! I'm a fantasy/sci-fi writer, so I aspire to this kind of stuff, both in writing and in life. I mean, how cool would it be to have special abilities? Here are my favorite possibilities:
I write a lot about telepathy (mind-reading), as some of you know. It's a superpower I admire--people fascinate me, and with mind-reading, you could learn so much about them! But the risks and stress that come with a power like that are incredible. So what's a better alternative?
Empathy: still stressful, but worth it for the knowledge, I think. Someone with empathic abilities, for those who don't know, can feel others' emotions (to a greater extent than normal). They read emotions, rather than thoughts. Since normal empathy is a very important trait, this seems like a good power to go with. It's definitely my top choice.
This is also a stressful superpower, but I think less so than telepathy. Despite the difficulties that would come from having visions about things in the future--things you may not be able to change or control--this could help you and others around you prepare for upcoming events. So long as there are limits to your vision, this is a good power to work with.
The ultimate power for lazy people! (Or, you know, people who don't excel in physical areas but do excel mentally.) I'd love to be able to move things with my mind, sort of like the Harry Potter "Accio!" spell. This ability also would allow you to do all the superheroic fighting stuff even if you have physical limitations.
Another good choice for lazy people, this method of travel is much easier and cooler than the ones we currently have. I hate traveling--the transportation part, anyway--so I'd love this! It's also good for fighting/confusing people, should that be necessary.
I WILL READILY ADMIT TO BEING LAZY IF I CAN HAVE THIS POWER.
This is kind of like teleportation, except mostly I like it because it's classic superhero stuff. Think Superman. He's my favorite superhero, the first, the classic, the ideal. So yeah, Superman is pretty much why flying rocks the world.
(In case you wanted to know, my other favorite superhero is Captain America because he's so sweet and idealistic and awesome.)
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