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Tibor V. Varga

PhD student, Lund University

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If you could, what kind of superpower would you choose?

I suppose many of us would like to have some superpowers making us even more special than what we are now. Do you want to be invisible, do you want to speak 500 languages fluently, what would you like to know? Be creative!!


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    Apr 3 2013: the power to find the understanding of anything. :-)
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      Apr 3 2013: You already have it my friend:>)

      I wish to elaborate Yusuf.
      We recently shared a conversation in which we agreed with some things and did not agree with some elements, and the discussion flowed with respect and understanding....in my humble perception. That is why I perceive you to have the power to understand anything. When we are open minded, open hearted, and willing to genuinely observe, explore and assimilate the thoughts, feelings and ideas of others, we DO have the power to understand in many different ways. I appreciate your understanding, which is powerful:>)
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        Apr 4 2013: Thank you Colleen. I feel that you are wise in many ways and that true appreciation can come from understanding things better! If we don't get challenged on our thoughts as well as the way we see things, how would we learn and thus progress in life?

        As you may notice, I'm still kind of young, so I may not yet know alot, but I do aspire to get better. With people like you, there's always place for thought and development, thank you Colleen.

        By the way! What super power would you want to have?
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          Apr 4 2013: Thank you too Yusuf:>)

          When we started conversing, I read your profile, as I often do, and one thing that touched me is your statement..."The way things fit together and work has always intruiged me as the revelation of understanding is one of the most understated feelings".

          I also like to discover "the way things fit together", and the exploration of human behaviors and communication has always fascinated me.

          I believe with an open heart and mind, conversing with respect and kindness can open so many doors that we may think/feel are not possible. I believe this to be powerful:>) I agree that this can be challenging, and I also agree that we have the opportunity to learn and progress in life when we embrace this practice.

          You may be young, and I also perceive you as very wise:>) To me, the first "wisdom" we may be aware of, is being open hearted/open minded. From there, we may discover the "superpower" we are seeking.

          There is nothing I "want", because I feel that I have everything I need in this life adventure. As indicated in my conversation with Gale, on this thread, I believe that as humans, we have a great deal of strength, courage and power, and part of the life journey is to discover how to use it to the best of our ability in an appropriate way.....that is......a way that we can learn, grow and evolve as individuals, while at the same time contributing to the whole. Thanks for asking:>)

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