Super Mundane Monday

How many times have you been asked this question: (No, not that question, this next question...) If you could have any superpower, what would it be? It's your standard pre-K through high school brain teaser, yes? Most people answer x-ray vision (which would be completely dangerous to those around you unless the x-ray vision came with lead vests), super strength (which you would need to have a pin point accurate control over just because you could potentially grab a baby to hold and end up crushing it), invisibility (which is a potential fire hazard because unless you are able to be passed through, someone could run into you, trip you and themselves, and get trampled in an emergency such as a fire), or the ability to fly (which, I don't have to explain to you, wouldn't work unless you have knowledge of the airspace and its regulations above you. I mean, you could ask Siri "Hey Siri, what planes are flying over head right now?" But that wouldn't necessarily permit you into the airspace.). I said each one of these at least three times throughout school, just to confuse others.

That aside, in all seriousness, I do have a superpower. I'm completely serious. I have what I'm calling Corner ESP. I know it sounds like a sports morning show, but let me explain. I have a very good sense of when people are walking around a corner. Like, you know when you are walking in a hallway and you come up to a corner, and you don't know if someone is going to come around from the other side and slam into you? I always know if someone is there. It's made walking in buildings a complete breeze. No longer are hallways a daunting maze full of terror and potential injury. And I know there are ways of explaining it, like my subconscious is sensing the air changing and light shadows on walls or whatever, but I'm going to continue to believe in my superpower.

I have learned to harness this power and use it for only good. With great power comes great responsibility. Uncle Ben said that to Spider-Man. And it always rings true. Because we all have superpowers, I think. And it's ok, they can be as mundane as Corner ESP, or as logistically complicated as flying (see above). Go out and figure out what yours is. And use it to the fullest. Be creative. Have fun. And save the world. (Boy this got inspirational, didn't it?)

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