I never thought my life would be anything out of the ordinary. I was born into a family of modest means and we always had to work hard to make ends meet. But I was happy. I had a good group of friends and we would always find ways to have fun, even if it was just hanging out in my backyard or riding our bikes around the neighborhood.
But then one day, everything changed. I was out with my friends, just like any other day, when we were suddenly attacked by a group of thugs. They were bigger and stronger than us and we didn’t stand a chance. But then, something amazing happened. I found myself fighting back, throwing punches and kicks that I didn’t know I was capable of. And before I knew it, the thugs were running away, scared for their lives.
Ever since that day, I knew that I was different. I had powers that no one else had. And I was going to use them to help people. So that’s how I became a superhero.
I’ve been fighting crime and protecting the innocent ever since. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it. Because I know that I’m making a difference. And that’s what matters most to me.
I don’t want to be like everyone else around me; I want to be original. The typical life trajectory – go to school, then college, become a nurse like my cousins, get married, have three kids while being a submissive Catholic wife – has never appealed to me. Instead, Icl aspire towards becoming superhuman and making history with my difference-making abilities.
So when the superhero life chose me, I didn’t hesitate for a second to put on the cape and fly. It hasn’t been easy, of course. There are days (or rather, nights) when I feel completely drained after saving the world from another supervillain’s evil plot. There are times when I get so frustrated with the lack of progress we’re making that I want to give up and let the bad guys win. But then I remember why I became a superhero in the first place – because I want to make a difference. And as long as there are people who need saving, I will never give up.
By making a musical impact and donating to charities, I want to set myself apart and be my best self. Sure, I’d still have all my quirks, but I would also have another side: one that motivates people and encourages them to be better.
I want to have a secrecy about my identity, like Batman or Spiderman and be known only as ‘The Masked Man’ – I wouldn’t want any recognition for what I do, I would just do it because it’s the right thing to do.
I was never one for physical sports, I was always the ‘brainy’ one, so my superpower would have to reflect that. My superpower would be the power of knowledge – I would know everything there is to know, every single fact in the world and have total recall. This would make me incredibly powerful and enable me to help people in all sorts of situations, whether it be finding a cure for cancer or winning the lottery (I’d obviously give the money away to charity!).
As of late, I can’t help but to think about superheroes. Everyone has that one superhero they love and look up past mine are Batman and Thor. Furthermore, who hasn’t fantasized about having superhuman abilities at some point?I know I have on many occasions.
There’s just something so appealing about the idea of having superhuman strength, or being able to fly, or being able to shoot webs out of your hands. It’s the stuff of childhood dreams, and it’s no wonder that superhero movies have become some of the most popular in recent years.
But what if it was actually possible to be a superhero? What if, instead of simply dreaming about it, you could actually make it happen?
I’m not talking about donning a cape and tights and fighting crime – although I suppose that could be part of it – but rather using your powers for good.
So often we see stories in the news about people who have done amazing things, like saving someone from a burning building or stopping a robbery in progress. They’re hailed as heroes, and rightfully so.
But what if we could all be heroes?
What if we could all use our powers – whatever they may be – for good?
I know it sounds like a bit of a pie-in-the-sky idea, but bear with me.
Let’s say, for example, that you have the power of super strength. Instead of using it to lift weights or impress your friends, you use it to help people in need. You help an elderly person carry their groceries, or you give someone a hand with moving furniture.
Or maybe you can fly. Instead of using your power to travel the world or get to places faster, you use it to help people in emergency situations. You could be like a real-life Superman, swooping in to save the day when needed.
Technically, in order to be Batman, you don’t need superpowers like he does. However, it would definitely make the job a lot easier if you did have some sort of superhuman ability. All of the good ones are taken though, like space-bending and time-stopping. Maybe try for something more low key instead, like x-ray vision or wall crawling.
So what’s a girl to do? I suppose I could always try to develop some of my own unique skills, like becoming ambidextrous or something. But that doesn’t seem nearly as cool as having actual superpowers. Maybe I should just focus on being the best me that I can be and hope that somehow that will be enough. Either way, it looks like my life as a superhero is off to a bit of a rocky start.