January 11, 2018 9:24 am at 9:24 am #1447395
If you could have one super-power, what would you choose and why?
Also, is technology sort of a super-power? Long distance communication, fast travel, A/C to keep cool in summer heat and so on.January 12, 2018 12:34 am at 12:34 am #1448478
Poof you have money! Poof you also have money!
… tied with the Health wand!
Poof you’re healthy! Poof you’re healthy! Poof you’re healthy!January 12, 2018 12:34 am at 12:34 am #1448480JosephParticipant
When you rub the jug and the genie comes out you’re supposed to get three wishes, not just one.January 12, 2018 7:30 am at 7:30 am #1448520
@lightbrite- thats cheap! (pun intended)
plus you asked for 2 powers
@Joseph-why stop at 3January 13, 2018 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #1448855JosephParticipant
“Joseph-why stop at 3”
That’s how many wishes a genie traditionally offers you for freeing him from the jug.January 13, 2018 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #1448854
Teleportation…. hands down.January 13, 2018 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #1448853
litvishechossid: True, but it depends on where you are in life.
If you’re on or close to the bottom of the hierarchy of needs, money and health are huge foundations.
At least, that’s one genuine perspective.January 14, 2018 6:00 am at 6:00 am #1448875
If you work as a doctor, healing powers are especially useful.January 14, 2018 9:08 am at 9:08 am #1448909
RY23: Especially if you’re currently an unsuccessful doctor, lo aleinu.January 14, 2018 9:08 am at 9:08 am #1448910CSParticipant
I would choose to have the ability to see into the future and know the exact way moshiach and Geula will unfold…
Unless that’ll take the excitement out of it… So maybe also the ability to experience the jewish life and atmosphere from past eras…January 14, 2018 10:12 am at 10:12 am #1449018
@joseph- I get it but who’s talking about a genie here?
@lightbrite- I can understand the money part, but isn’t that something that can be worked on naturally without having to waste a chance at acquiring a super-power?
Also how would teleporting help you? For some reason I feel the process would make one naseous.January 14, 2018 11:27 am at 11:27 am #1449064akupermaParticipant
Ability to instantly translate Aramaic and perfect retention to texts.January 14, 2018 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm #1449236
@akuperma- again that’s something you can either work on or daven for, or both.January 15, 2018 7:05 am at 7:05 am #1449401
One super-power- to be SuperMom: to always stay calm, know the right answers to give the kids, take care of all their needs without getting burned-out, be totally giving without feeling a loss of self, expertly deal with tantrums and all the challenges that kids have, know how to solve learning disabilities, social issues, anxieties and phobias, and run a super-organized, clean, orderly home with 3 balanced home-made meals a day, and managing to do all this after work-hours.
LS, I think even you would say that all that perfection is not something you can achieve no matter how much you work on it or daven for it.January 15, 2018 10:55 am at 10:55 am #1449488
Winnie- noone said that you will be able to achieve perfection, but is that really what’s missing in our lives, perfection?
Also regarding super-mom, why not just study psychology? Might help with many of the things you mentioned.January 15, 2018 1:44 pm at 1:44 pm #1449624
LS, I thought this is a fantasy where we get to choose what power we want..I choose being a supermom. Didn’t ask for perfection in the rest of my life.
As for studying psychology, who’s going to take care of the kids and deal with all their challenges when mom goes back to school to become a psychologist? Ahh, but that’s where being supermom comes in- can do everything listed in my last post and study towards an advanced degree.January 15, 2018 4:27 pm at 4:27 pm #1450002
No problem Winnie. If that’s what you choose, then your wish is my command…January 15, 2018 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #1450111
Lightbrite, won’t the money magic cause inflation?January 15, 2018 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #1450114☢️ Rand0m3x 🎲Participant
A common answer to this question is flight,
but invulnerability is probably most useful.January 15, 2018 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #1450169
If healing superpowers work fast enough and strongly enough, they are almost as good as invulnerability.January 15, 2018 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #1450181☢️ Rand0m3x 🎲Participant
(This thread has a terrible title.)January 15, 2018 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm #1450223
RY: Only if everyone else had the magic money wand, and/or it was used without discretion.January 15, 2018 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm #1450518
@random- think about it a little and you’ll realize why it’s a very fitting titleJanuary 16, 2018 7:35 am at 7:35 am #1450611
Thanks, LC, but it hasn’t taken effect yet.January 16, 2018 9:14 am at 9:14 am #1450642
You may consider the title fitting, but it’s not informative.January 16, 2018 10:19 am at 10:19 am #1450760
Winnie- focus to the correct channels
Rebyid-sometimes, you need not judge a book by its cover, sometimes you need to open the book to get the information.January 16, 2018 10:52 am at 10:52 am #1450798
But hey, maybe next time I’ll put all my thoughts into the title, I’m sure the mods wouldn’t mind allowing a 1000 word title. I mean it’s for the sake of being informative.January 16, 2018 10:55 am at 10:55 am #1450835
You do need to judge a book by its cover. There isn’t enough time in the human lifespan to read every single book, so we need to narrow down our selection.January 16, 2018 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm #1450889
I see what you mean. It’s a good thing you had time to read “this” bookJanuary 16, 2018 6:16 pm at 6:16 pm #1450990
Hey, LC, it’s starting to work- I had too little sleep last night but wasn’t grumpy and was able to be calm with my kids. My tantruming terror actually had a good day today and even offered to pay me some of his own money to make up for the way he has been behaving lately (I turned him down, and told him his good behavior is all the payment I need)! The house is neat, bedtime went smoothly, I have all the ingredients ready for tomorrow’s meals. Make way for SuperMom!January 16, 2018 9:25 pm at 9:25 pm #1451263
winnie-thats great news. I knew you could do itJanuary 17, 2018 7:11 pm at 7:11 pm #1451783
Noone addressing the fact that technology is like having a power. Getting from place to place in little time, flying from continent to continent, holding a device and being able to have a conversation with someone miles and miles away as if they are right next to you, being able to video chat, AC to keep cool in extreme heat, refrigerator to keep food from spoiling, and so on. Just imagine someone from the past seeing the times we live in.January 17, 2018 11:25 pm at 11:25 pm #1451853
Yeah, but all those things belong to corporations that control our lives.January 18, 2018 11:44 am at 11:44 am #1452193
That’s besides the point. But that only counts for “communication” wise. Fridge and the rest are totally separate unless you have a “smart” fridge. In a way all this technology that is available gives us the ability of super powers. Just imagine, a person so far away across the sea, can be reached in literally a second where you can either speak to them clearly or even see them! That’s kind of on par with teleportation if we compare it to that. I mean on an instant you can video chat and show a person what you are seeing on your end as if they are there with you.
Btw I think if I had a choice I would definitely choose flying. I feel it would help so much and be so relaxing and minimize stress. Even Dovid Hamelech wrote in Tehillim, “מי יתן לי אבר כיונה אעופה ואשכונה”.
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