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Op-Ed: Why Choose a Superpower?

by Josiah Vazquez

If I could choose one superpower, I wouldn’t choose one at all. I know it sounds crazy, but I wouldn’t want that in my life. With powers, my entire life would have to change. If I became a superhero, then I would be burdened with having to put myself last, but if I were a villain, then I would be in jail and I wouldn’t want to harm anyone. Even if I didn’t become either of those things, then my entire life would still change. I’d be avoiding everybody that would all be afraid of me and would be on the run because most likely, the government would want to run a lot of tests and eventually end up dissecting me for data. And everything that powers could give me, I could get myself.

Why have strength when I could go to the gym and work out? Why have super speed when I could practice running? Why have super smarts when I could study? You don’t have to have powers to be a hero.

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