Thoughts While Walking 4
If everyone had super powers wouldn’t they become “ordinary powers”? And what are super powers anyway? Opening a door must seem like a super power to a dog. Birds can fly. That would be a super power for a human, but for most birds it’s no big deal. Spiders can spin and shoot webs: super power. Fish breath under water: super power. Cheetahs run really fast: super power. I guess many human super powers are just being more like animals. Although I am not sure walking in circles sniffing the ground or pooping in the backyard would qualify.
Of course, humans have learned to create and live in their own superpowers - countries - by figuring out how to create explosions powerful enough to destroy most of the world at will. Although I think nuclear explosions would be more of a “stupid power” for a human to have. If you explode on a planet and contaminate it with radiation, you have to move. Even if you have the super power of immunity to explosions and radiation, there would be nothing left to eat or any reason to stay on a radiated planet full of marauding mutants and flesh eating un-dead. So unless you also have faster-than-speed-of-light-space-travel super powers, and can find another habitable planet that isn’t already full of super heroes who don’t really want an exploding stupid hero living near them, your powers are worthless.
I think a better super power would be to have gold ear wax. Then anytime you needed cash you could just grab a Q-Tip and head for the pawn shop to cash in. Just watch out for a guy with a radiation symbol on his chest. Don’t get him mad.
Photo by Rodion Kutsaev