Hey that’s a bird! No that’s a plane! Well, you got that wrong!! It’s your neighbourhood kid in a cape and superman costume acting the superhero part on a lousy Sunday afternoon. We have witnessed numerous super-hero movies, comics, fan-fiction creations and series on television. Remember calling yourself a Batman or a Shaktimaan? We bet you do!! Inherently, we all try to believe that destiny will put us on the super-hero pedestal and we’ll have a story just like them. Be it the mutant powers (X-men), radiation powers (Hulk) or almighty powers (Justice League), we inspire to excel and be superbly humane and powerful. But, didn’t you ever notice the power you contain yourself within the boundaries of daily life? No joking fellows, I am damn serious. It won’t be on the lines of transforming into an ’Ironman’ et la Tony Stark or striking your enemies with three harping metal blades like Logan (Wolverine). It’s pretty simple and quite intriguing too and you could add your own thing to the list.
1. To dream
‘A dream in run is worth a thousand dispassionate souls”.
As long as you live, you have the power to ideate and create a better world. So, why wait? Go get your dancing shoes, painting brush or that corporate dream out. Time is now, as this commodity will not re-invent itself. Once, lost then forever gone. So, If you have a dream worth living for, go for it. Things manifest when you take the first step. Hence, this power is the numero uno power that you should harness.
2. To handle that person you hate.
We’re humans and loving or hating someone is part of the journey. Sometimes, it’s just random and sometimes you got a mortified reason. But, haven’t we all faced a crisis where we had to put up our best behaviour for sake of humanity towards someone who did not care for it? A lot of ‘YES’ will come out of this question. But, feel proud and be a do-gooder. For, that requires super-human strength to hide your indifferences and be the better human. A better choice can spruce up your day and well-being any day.
PS. This power was possessed by both Rogue and Nightcrawler from X-Men who had to maintain calm composure towards their mother who had abandoned them. Also, some human species also possess this power.
3. To remain sane.
It takes courage and the ability to make difficult choices. Life is and was never meant to be easy. The chaos in your head over issues makes you wonder about the whimsical land you could disappear to! But, take a bow! You have survived the thoughts, compartmentalized them and created a clear persona of yourself. The riding went tough but you did not succumb and that’s where your glory lies. Hence, this power to remain sane inspite of the surrounding chaos makes for a winner. Don’t remain insipid, accept that things go murky and keep a positive outlook.
PS. Bruce Banner A.K.A. Hulk and Jean Grey from X-men possess this power. It’s a magnanimous feeling to have control over your inner persona.
4. To learn the nuances of technology/Fashion faster than others.
So, you wonder whether god gave you extra grey cells to pick up finer nuances of that hyper expensive tablet or the gizmo that has hit the market. She predicts fashion like an astrologer predicting your fortune? Worry not, for this power is extremely savvy and heralds the age old beliefs of ‘Super-humans’. This species either becomes the tech-reviewer and fashion blogger or takes up other evolution related cases. How do you notice them? Drop an expensive cell phone or a bag and pat comes the reply with details about the product. Don’t mix them with the snobby kinds because these are genuine tech/ fashion lovers and not some gawky show-offs.
5. Multi-tasking soul.
The prime example of a multi-tasking soul is a woman, as per standard advertisements. That holds true on so many levels, but I fail to understand why is the focus gender based? There are men out there who are more multifarious than women and some women ace up all the departments. The point is, irrespective of gender, you are either born a multi-tasker or not. These powerful people possess the power to carry on three to four tasks at a time without stifling a yawn. It was apparently noted that they could have been successors of alien species that landed on Earth some trillion years ago but scientists refuted entire claims. (Just a joke). So, if you are a multi-tasker: Congratulations on handling your burden so well. Others will reach there soon.
PS. Batman shows multi-tasking skills at a different level altogether. Bruce Wayne is a different story altogether.
6. To enjoy the weather cycle without burning out.
We don’t hibernate. Nor, do we complain of an irregular weather cycle. This power comes in implementation almost daily. Just letting go of things and enjoying the cool, dewy showers or making the most of cold mornings is our forte. Also, extra precautions come in handy but you need to credit the sheer indomitable spirit that enjoys each and every situation without breaking a bone. With advent of global warming on the rise, this power seems to be very useful for travelling bonhomie’s and vagabond travellers. Keep calm because it’s going to get hot/cold et la X-MEN style.
PS. This power is the ultimatum of weather-witch Storm. Also, include others like Human torch and Sandman.
7. Rising up like a ‘Phoenix’.
Well, heart-breaks are stormy and wrenching. Suddenly all the slow melodies make sense and life seems astray. But, fear not, for the strongest people are here. They may take time to handle the entire situation but once they do, there is no stopping them. From standing tall and smiling firm to getting practical and putting time to good use, they have done it all. The parody of a broken relationship cannot stop you from building a life you always dreamt of. Hence, this super-power comes in handy when you need to get going, use your sheer will-power and forget the oldies. A critical power indeed!!
PS. All of us possess this power, so bless the lord. But, Spiderman could be a prima-facie example.
8. The power of ‘Magnified senses’.
So, your favourite team is playing against its arch-rivals and you seem to wonder who’ll win? Or a George Cooney movie is scheduled for late night 11 PM slot and your eyes are droopingly sleepy? Fear not for we are superbly alert beings when our favorite shows are screened. From the drowsy log-head sleepers, we put on a cloak of invincibility. From remembering every dialogue to get teary eyed over the climax of the film, we have done it all without blinking once. The runs, the hits and misses are easily judged as people sit over for hours and act as commentators. If not a super-power what is it?
PS. Wolverine from X-men possesses this power hands down.
9. To communicate 24*7
Hey, Watsapp me! Hey lets Skype tonight?
Very familiar statements right? Yes, today’s generation is always online 24*7 and with all the applications available, staying underground is an impossible thought. Newer applications like Wechat, Google hangouts, Facebook chats, twitter and Line have made social networking a boon and a bane at the same instance. People are seen updating status messages, uploading pictures, checking in at places, working, juggling relationships and yet tweeting their perceptions. This harrowingly impossible task is accomplished by the general masses that possess the inherent power to sift through daily mundane tasks and connect via these platforms. The social barriers have reduced due to these and families have been knit together like never before.
But as uncle Ben said to Spiderman,“With power comes responsibility”. You must learn the substantial usage of these resources to keep that superhuman connectivity going. Don’t misuse these resources and get swayed or getting back to good side of the race becomes pertinently difficult!!!
PS. This power was used by telepathic mutants and even Shaktimaan.
10. To vote
Although many of us don’t understand this power of veto, its immense power needs to be utilized. Every individual of every country above the age of 18 years is trusted with this power to make changes. But, today’s generation has seen the nitty-gritty side of politics. Our ‘Netas’ and ‘babus’ make promises and hardly deliver. So, a general consensus is, “Let’s not exercise this power”. But, as ‘Rome was not built in a day’, the same way your vote won’t count unless you reach that booth and use your power. You could imagine yourself as a mind bender like Professor Xavier from X-men and just vote. Let the future decide what needs to be done. Hence, with elections nearing, I hope all the Super-heroes amongst us will go and ‘VOTE’.
PS. This power is used by Justice league team, X-men team and others as well while making critical decisions. Think now!