When: about 5 years ago
Where: college apartment building, 3rd floor
What: third floor student occupants meet & greet. Icebreaking game: Never Have I Ever
Snacks: cookies of course & chocolate cake iced with yummy juicy chocolate topping and other stuff, anyways.. that’s not the point
“Never have I ever seen Superman” a deeply thought-through statement that I threw out there merely to win the game being extremely confidant every American kid in that circle has seen the movie, show or comic book. Needless to say, I won!
Thinking about it these days, I’d never use this trick again. I have met Superman in person. Many of them actually, hats off, the title is well deserved. Superman is anyone “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” This tale characteristic is inclusive of anyone with fictional superpower and an ability to fix every problem with one solution; using one kind of power.
One solution is not enough. If it worked elsewhere in the world, there is a good chance it won’t work today, especially here. I totally understand, if you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail, wallah I understand. Can you use intellectual power to think beyond your one and only solution? That’s all I’m asking for. Put it in context of the place, time and customs. I’m afraid with your blue, red & yellow costume, you flew allover the world and lost the ability to customize solutions beyond your power. Piece of advice, listen to your rescuees, observe them so that you don’t end up rescuing one person today and damaging the future of many more.
Thank you for not listening
So about real-life Supermen, look for them around
When: yesterday, today and tomorrow.. Until a country runs out of money
Where: around wealthy nations
What: consultants flying in and out
Snacks: your money