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Everyone has potential Superhuman Powers

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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 05:09 PM
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Now... I know what your thinking.

If everyone has superhuman powers, that makes them NOT superhuman.

Dictionary.com defines superhuman as:

1.
above or beyond what is human; having a higher nature or greater powers than humans have: a superhuman being.
2.
exceeding ordinary human power, achievement, experience, etc.: a superhuman effort.

While I believe majority of people do not have true superhuman powers, there is a deep potential for everyone.

For example:

My ability to read someones body language, feel out the current emotions, and sensibly predict their current state allows me to bond with someone more strongly then another person. There are others who are able to do this to a strong extent. Have you ever met someone that you liked instantly because they seemed to connect with you straight away?

Other examples are the obvious from Stan Lee's Super Human.

An example that comes to mind is a person who is excessively athletic, or artistic. While that in itself may not be enough to consider themselves superhuman, there is potential from some aspect of that to defy current understanding of typical human abilities.

People are given their certain strengths, certain weaknesses, and are given them to be used to accomplish their life goals. While watching Stan Lee's Super Human, I formed this idea, and had the weird sense that the show was meant to encourage and expose others to this concept.

Everyone has super powers. It may not be super human strength, invisibility, or the ability to fly (well, except for pilots maybe) but it is in a subtle way powers that help guide us through and protect the Gotham City we call our Souls.




posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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I think the word you're looking for is aptitude.

Everyone's got one or more.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 05:28 PM
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I wouldn't call those superpowers, rather well-developed skill sets.

We all excel at some skills and fail at others. I, for example, understand artistic expression as well as the principles of design and some color theory; this allows for me to competently create art. I cant, however, cook for the life of me.

If I were to spend time learning recipes and generally master the culinary arts, however, I could, after a few years, become a competent cook.

I don't remember where I read it but it's been said that it takes about 2 years of persistent practice to become good at something, 4 years to excel at it, and 10 years to master it.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 05:31 PM
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The first time I watched Star Wars (A New Hope), I immediately felt a sense of "the force is real". I was probably 6 or 7 at the time. Sometime thereafter I hypothesized, "I bet we all have the ability to fly, it's just that everyone else just believes that we can't."

I agree with you. I think everyone has innate superpowers but we are all taught from a very early age that "we're only human". But honestly it should be WE'RE HUMAN we can do anything that we can put our minds to! We're the only sapient life form on this planet. We need to take control of our own lives and stop letting others tell us how limited we are, because we are only as limited as we imagine ourselves to be...



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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I've always heard it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become a master at something.

I'm sure there's a lot of us who are master tv watchers or internet surfers...



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 05:37 PM
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Originally posted by DestroyDestroyDestroy
I don't remember where I read it but it's been said that it takes about 2 years of persistent practice to become good at something, 4 years to excel at it, and 10 years to master it.


Any aspiring artist, music or otherwise, can tell you that while it can take 10 years to develop the skills required to make great art, the implied skills aren't necessarily honed. What I mean, is that not anyone can pick up a guitar, learn the skill set, and be a great musician. There something else that is quite elusive that draws people to your music, to your song. It's a special 'something' that not everyone has.

These are the real super powers I'm talking about... talents maybe? But more than that.. that one talent where people say 'that's what he was meant to do.'

(EDIT) Everyones combined set of skills and talents are different as well. I've thought about the possibility that a certain set of skills, while not ever identical to another persons, in fact makes your super power. It kind of reminds me of the movie "Taken." He had skills that were trained into him from the CIA, but combined with his personality and other skills, made him truly unique with his very own super human power.
edit on 11-4-2012 by Azjazzer8 because: Forgot to add



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