I finally know what I would choose as my superpower. You know, people ask that question sometimes. If you had a superpower, what would it be? Or what would you want it to be? Super speed. Strength. Telekinesis. Etc. Just think of the X-Men and pick one from there. Or, hey, the ‘talented’ Twilight vampires. I’ve thought about this from time to time. None of these typical super abilities held that much of a draw for me. Sure, a lot of them would be cool. But if I had just that one chance to pick my own ability, what would it be?
I’ve decided. I would like to be able to inhabit the body and minds of others. Not to take over. Just to observe. Purely scientific, of course. I have no desire to control anyone or manipulate people to do what I want. I just want to obtain absolute understanding.
I don’t mean read thoughts either. That connotes staying put and having the words or images transceived to me. I want to leave my body and insert my conscious understanding into another’s perception.
Even with that power, there are still limitations to understanding. You need frame of reference. Knowledge of every thought and feeling that was had based on experience up to that point. Which once again brings me back to my previous notion that no one can ever fully understand another person.
That’s as close as it gets, I guess.