April 8, 2013: If you could choose one superpower to have for a day, what would it be?
A superpower? The question reminds me of the years my son loved playing Dungeons and Dragons with his friends. For them it was all a table game; each team, all very intelligent, used graph paper and drew the 'dungeon' step by step and along the way there were beings with various powers to attack or disarm the enemy. I often sat and listened to their games which would go on and on for hours around the kitchen table. (Others played the game dangerously, acting out the powers and battles in secret locations across the nation and world, not my son and his friends. For them it was a brain game. That game and the intelligence it required probably led him to the kind of work he has done and is doing for the USAF since he joined in 1983, almost thirty years. I'm proud of him.)
If I had a super power to do one thing, I would wave my hand and all the alcohol, drugs and knowledge for making and using them, would disappear forever from the earth. They have caused more pain, heartache, deaths, loss, than the wars of humanity's years on the earth, I truly believe. As a child I learned how alcohol destroys families and hurts children all their lives, then my brother was alcoholic, then his son and daughter, and the beat goes on generation after generation. To eliminate such things would increase the brain pool of humans and nothing would be lost daily in the lives of the world.
As it is, such a super power cannot remove all that pain, loss and death; so the beat goes on and on and on...