Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Good Question

My daughter AgentT and I were talking on the way home from her school.

"If you had to choose," she asked, "which would you pick?  Would you want everyone to like you, or have superpowers?"

My first instinct was to go with having people like me but I hesitated.  It was a much better question than it appeared at first glance.  Be an accepted member of the group, or stand apart but wield more power?  Was the gentle, continuous influence of friendship more or less powerful than the spectacular influence of superpowers?  I have to put The Watchmen on AgentT's reading list.  Even at seven, she's got the questions right.

I still don't have a clear answer for her.