Superman Returns.. But Why

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.


Dear Superman

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

  1. Raed

    2010/04/27 - 12:15 م

    well think about it this way Haya:

    is superman to blame? the guy simply answered our cries of help .
    or some of us, I think the problem becomes the point where we ask of Superman not to help :

    when one stands out and says, thanks I can rescue myself .. I CAN TIE THAT SHOELACE DAMN IT.

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