Flying has always been a dream for me. The funny thing is I’ve never actually flown in my life. But I’m pretty sure I know what it’s like. I can recall myself dreaming many times of jumping off a place of great heights and feeling the air under me take me a great distance. I somehow every time either land relatively safely, or I wake up horrified of great heights. That’s one problem with flying. I’m terrified by heights, but I’d do my very, very best to overcome that fear if I really could fly. I think many people are terrified by flying. People are very attached to terra firma. But sometimes, here on the ground, you can’t see the whole picture. One of the great things about flying is that you can see a long, long way around you. I want to see the world, and me being able to fly is the only way I’d ever see it all in a lifetime.
I’ve long dreamed of being able to fly around the world and help everyone that I can. I’m a very compassionate person at heart, and I want to help whoever I can. The ability to fly would make that job a lot easier and I’d be able to help a far greater number of people. They say it’s a small world, but the Earth’s really quite a huge place. It’s impossible to say you’ve been everywhere around it. It just isn’t humanly possible. It’s true that commercial flights have really made our world virtually smaller. It’s so much easier to travel great distances. But the airlines don’t always provide the destinations you really want to go. If I could fly under my own power, I’d go to the far corners of the earth.
Sure, I’d probably have my share of rescuing cats from trees, and I’d probably wave to passing planes. I wouldn’t just use my power to have fun with it though. Superpowers are not made to be wasted. They are meant to be used for the greater good. Though ordinary everyday people don’t seem to have superpowers as we’d like to think of them, each and everybody has special and unique talents they can share with the world to try and make it a better place. We are each given special abilities, and they are meant to be used to help our fellow human beings and to make the best we can of this world. We can dream of super powers. Super powers would certainly make things a lot easier, but you can’t trust everyone with super powers. Some people aren’t responsible enough to use them. It’s just the truth. But human beings are not weak. It’s all about using what you have the best you possibly can. We’ve always looked up to fictional heroes with all sorts of super powers. But heroes don’t need flashy superpowers to be heroes. Kind hearts and compassionate souls are the best heroes you can possibly have. Your family and your friends are heroes often times are people you don’t even recognize as heroes. Everybody has someone they consider a hero, though they may not realize necessarily.
As nice as it would be, I don’t need any superpowers to do good. I’m very well aware of. I know I have talents and abilities that I can use to make a lot of good in the world. It certainly would, however, be a grand thing if I could fly. The thing is, I don’t know if I’d ever want to walk again. We can dream. And even though we don’t have super powers, and we’re all just human, we can all be superheroes in our communities, in our own little corner of the world if we put enough energy into it. Still, it’d be awesome to literally swoop in and save the day, wouldn’t it? I think walking in and saving the day has pretty much the same effect. You don’t have to be flashy to do good. In fact, maybe that’s the best way to do good, quietly and discretely as possible. I could swoop in from a distance, help out, and quietly take off again. Hey, it’s a great dream to have. There’s nothing like an imagination. And when you help people often enough, you’ll feel like a hero. Whether or not you can actually fly, you’ll feel like you can!
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