April 04, 2007

Thought for the Day

It's a good thing I don't have any superpowers. There are days when I absolutely could not be trusted with them.

Posted by natasha at April 4, 2007 09:51 AM | Random Mumblings | Technorati links |
Comments

I presume you would use them for good, so why not trust yourself with some?

Posted by: dkon at April 5, 2007 06:20 AM

Ah, but dkon, you just don't get how easy it would be to want to "simplify" things, and believe me, from there evil is a hop, skip and a jump away.

Posted by: palamedes at April 6, 2007 08:26 AM

See, presuming I'd use them for good would be a mistake on my part. Because people always think that, right? GWB, for example, probably wakes up every morning mysteriously thinking that he's using his powers for good. Heck, Dick Cheney probably thinks that. The fact that they're deeply broken people who've proven to have an incredible capacity for evil deeds doesn't likely occur to them.

And that's the problem: Humans are fallible and often wrong, frequently granting themselves powers they haven't the wisdom to use.

Posted by: natasha at April 6, 2007 09:34 AM