Monday, June 29, 2009

Random Observation

After watching recent blockbuster hits such as Transformers and the Dark Knight, I began to focus on the recent trend of bringing back fascination with the super normal. Everyone seems to love the comic book kickbacks while the younger generation is intrigued with learning about the older generation's pastimes.

I'm sure everyone has either been asked this question or asked it themselves, "What super power would you have if you could have one?" And there are usually a range of answers from having the ability to fly to being self-healing. The possibilities seem endless in what we could potentially achieve with such superhuman powers. After being randomly asked this question for the upteenth time, I began to ask one myself:

Have you ever considered what your answers might say about yourself?

When someone says that they want to have the power to withstand all harm as in being invincible, does it point to some possible physical or emotional harm that lies in their subconscious? Having the ability to turn back time to correct injustices might point to an insecurity about their past mistakes. When you are asked this question, what do you helps you make one decision?

I'm not trying to psychoanalyze anyone, this is merely a social observation. Having seemingly endless possibilities, what makes one choose one super power over another? Besides, what is most interesting is that it is not the adults that commonly ask this question, it is the children. So, at a young age we are psychoanalyzing everyone and their strengths or weaknesses. Is that not true? Think back, when you were a tiny tot and you ran up breathlessly to ask a fellow classmate something. Whether it be a simple question like, "which pen do you want?" Whatever they answer with, you will always make a quick assumption about that classmate. You always quickly place them in a category in your head. In fact, everyone in class had a category: the nerd, the jock, the princess, the crybaby, the teacher's pet... At a young age, we mentally categorize our peers into whatever classifications made sense to ourselves. Soon, the categories transformed into, "which one can I trust to tell secrets to?" "which one can I rely on to help me with homework?"

So, what's the point of this? Nothing, I teach children from ages 5 and up so I have a chance to see how their little intelligent minds work. Then, they grow up and who knows what happens. =P

***this was not meant to set a serious tone for this blog, actually this blog will be, as I am, as random as possible...basically whatever is on my mind or in my life will be posted.

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