In today’s WP Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You! I get to choose a superpower. This is the brief: You get to chose one superpower. Pick one of these and explain your choice.
– The ability to speak and understand any language
– The ability to travel through time
– The ability to make any two people agree with each other
My first thought was time travel. Oh how I would love to travel into the past, to experience life as it was when some of my great art heroes were alive. Like Vincent Van Gogh, I would tell him not to despair, that he will be greatly loved and appreciated someday. Realistically though, even if I could the chances are slim to zero that I would have met any of my art heroes; it is highly unlikely that the life I would have led then would have placed me within their circles. Which made me reconsider my superhero choice.
The ability to make any two people agree with each other. Wow. Imagine that! The ‘any two people’ in the prompt suggests that I would have influence over anyone, regardless of who they are or how important (untouchable?) they may be. If this was my superpower I would immediately direct my attention to world politics. I would use my powers to influence the most powerful global decision makers to implement radical changes that would improve the outcome of events for humanity as a whole and for our planet. I am not going to go into detail about which politics I would like to change as I don’t want to get into a debate about it (I have strong political opinions.) Suffice to say some really big changes would happen for the greater good. Yes, that would be my choice of superpower. 🙂