Which superpower would you choose, if you could choose any one power? You could choose anything like super strength, the power to fly, instant invisibility, quick learning, irresistible charm or anything else.
For most people, the choice usually vacillates between the power to fly and the power to turn invisible. Whichever superpower one ends up choosing ultimately says a lot about who that person is on the inside.
Flight is supposed to be our more altruistic outgoing self while invisibility is supposed to be more introverted and darker.
How is understanding one's choice useful to a martial artist? Our choices inform us about who we are by revealing our true inner nature. With this information we get the opportunity to examine, accept or change ourselves.
When posed this question, I chose the power to be able to speak any language. Hmm, I wonder what that says about me?
This question is a lot of fun and a great topic at parties but it is also a guide for change and the martial arts are all about change. So, which superpower would you choose if you could only choose one?
I was inspired to write this post based on this audio program I found on This American Life about Superpowers.