My superpower

When someone asked me what I’d choose if I could choose a superpower, my first response was that I wanted to fly.

It’s a little known fact that wanting to fly led to me getting my Master’s degree, but that’s for a different post.

But that’s just my first gut response. As much as we like to think that the first gut response is the best, I tend to agree more with Derek Sivers who says – I’m paraphrasing here – that the first response usually isn’t very good. Usually, it’s the more thoughtful second, third, or more response that’s better.

Thinking it through a little further, I think I’d like to know more about people, how to relate. I’d hope I could be more compassionate. Is that a good superpower?

Thinking it past that, I land on this: I’d like to know the best question to ask in any situation.