It Might Hurt To Ask As Well As To Get The Answer to a popular English idiom, it doesn’t hurt to ask. Really? If you have never asked a question that hurt, like maybe on a topic that hurts you to discuss, please look up what that is like for some trauma victims, but please don’t ask them about it in case you might set off their trigger points.

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If I Could Have One Super Power…

This is a common question asked for the fun of things, to test out people, and so on. Unfortunately, it has way too many common answers as well. Some want to fly. Some want to be super strong. Some want to be fast. Some want to have X-ray vision, though I’ve always thought an obligatory why should be asked with such an answer.

I’ve never thought much about this question over the years because I have always wanted to fly. However, after 30+ years of living and some insight into the world, I believe I have my answer for life, and it’s a one word answer.

I want to have the power to redistribute.

That’s a pretty weird answer, I must say. Don’t ever try that in a bar if you ever hope to pick up or get picked up by anyone normal, even if they’re not drunk, or drunk. However, think about this.

If I could have the power to redistribute, I could manipulate matter in any way I’d like by redistributing their molecular, atomic, sub-atomic, elementary particles. I’d make that powerful villain in the X-men movies, Magneto, who could manipulate metal, look inadequate. By the way, the X-men Origins movie of Magneto may be coming out in 2012.

But more than the ability to manipulate matter, the ability to redistribute is powerful, and insightful, to me because one of the things I have observed in life so far is that there is more than enough of everything good to go around. It’s just not distributed right. There’s more than enough money for everybody. There’s more than enough food and water for everybody. There’s more than enough happiness for everybody, well, if you give sufficient quantity to those who deserve it. It’s just poorly distributed.

To have the power of redistribution would correct all that. I’d be able to spread the money around, the happiness around, the food and water around. I’d also be able to disperse the pains, the sadness, and other such intangibles. Being able to manipulate matter means I could also redistribute excess water, rocks, pollution and all.

And it’s just as simple as having the power to redistribute!

Now, what would I call myself? Redistribution Man? Hahaha!

Of course, every super hero would have to have a critical weakness. Well, Redistribution Man would be prone to time. With power comes responsibility, and with that much power, unfortunately, one would never have enough time to put the power to full potential usage.

Ah, a hero with a tragedy. Or many tragedies. Just the way I like it.

So what super power would you choose if you could have one?

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 7.1


Life is the Answer, so What are your Questions?

The Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything (according to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... and marathoners like myself who run 42.2K)

The Ultimate Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything (according to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... and marathoners like myself who run 42.2K)

I’ve often heard people ask something along the lines of what is the answer to life? Sometimes, that question comes in the form of what is the meaning of life? However, I had an epiphany today that there was no answer to life because life is the answer.

Whatever you want to get out of life, you’ve got to live it to get it! You can’t expect it to come free and you should not expect to be entitled to it. If it did come free, it’d be less meaningful than if you had to earn it, anyway, so go out and get it. Go for it and work for it!

If you don’t know what you want out of life, which may put you in the majority rather than the minority unlike many might think, then just live life. Live a full life! Take some risks. Don’t be afraid to fail, because as an traditional Chinese proverbs says:

Failure is not about falling down, it’s about not getting back up.

But perhaps before that, take my official personal life motto (among many unofficial ones):

The best thing you can give someone, including yourself, is a chance.

Get yourself a chance first before worrying about failing. Worrying about failing will only contribute to the likelihood of a self-fulfilling prophecy as you’d be doing something not fully focused on it with part of your mind thinking about failing.

Finally, if you have aspirations of having to hurt or kill people for what you want out of life, or sacrificing yourself for it, remember, life is the answer. Not death.

So then, given life is the answer, what are your questions?

If you want that a little less metaphorical, what are the questions your life will answer?

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 7.2