If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be? And why? What is your greatest fear in life?
Their fears? That the world would end. As each session unfolded, each group felt like an amazing testament to the simple truth: our superpowers start with us, and from a place of wanting to undo what we most fear in our lives.
What moved me most in this session was an adventure with a young man who wanted the superpower of killing humanity when it would become too much for the planet to bear the burden of humanity. I swallowed, but the lump in my throat felt like a heavy obstacle.
He told me he had realized that destruction is never the solution, but creation is: and how one chooses to create can always grow and bloom, through intelligence.
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About the Guest Author: Kirthi Jayakumar is a peace educator and feminist peace practitioner. With over 12 years of experience, she holds a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from CTPSR, Coventry University, and another master’s degree in Sustainable Peace in a Contemporary World from UPEACE, Costa Rica.