Batman was my favourite superhero character growing up.
The sheer raw strength without any unnatural or supernatural power made Batman my all-time favourite. Spiderman is also my favourite, and I can go on and on about many more.
Don’t tell me that you never dreamed of having a superpower of your own. I did. And, back then, it was all about having the power to defeat evil. Back then, evil was big boys not letting us play cricket on the public ground.
Have you ever been asked, “If you could pick any superpower, what would it be?” People come up with predictable answers like “flying” or “breathing underwater.”
As I grew older, my pick was to have the ability to go back in time and watch history play out right in front of me. I also thought it would be cool to select the period and rewind or fast-forward to get to the desired timeframe.
I now have one more. Reading.
Reading, in my view, is the most important superpower.
Someone might spend decades developing a skill and then share the knowledge learned in those years by writing a book. If you soak in the book carefully, then it’s as if you have injected decades of that experience.
Reading allows you to absorb not just one mind but hundreds (or thousands) if you intend to.
Writing and reading have been core to power any civilization since the beginning of time, and if that’s not a superpower, then what is?
I still aspire to travel back in time, and maybe, just maybe, before my time is up, we will have the means to do so. I have faith.
What do you want as a superpower?
Thank you for reading.
Bye for now.