I have just graduated from The Scindia School. And my final tests didn’t go too well (it was kind of disappointing, to be honest). Nevertheless, the most central trait of my character would be that of inquisitiveness- until now, i’ve spent most of my time reading, google-ing and finding more about all that intrigues me. However, the real thing (critically thinking and evaluating information) started just recently. I take, what I call, the productivity approach of looking at things. I believe that the meaning of life is that you relate yourself to important causes or issues and contribute to that, and make things better for other beings than they would have otherwise been. Therefore, the productivity approach. Although I would try examining a wide range of subjects, Over the past few years, my interests have been exceedingly concentrated in economics, political science, and, of course, the mother of all disciplines: Philosophy!
I’d tried a bunch of names for my blog. but, turns out, they were all already taken. so the name i finally choose (the new superhero) was actually the title of the commonapp essay i wrote for my college applications. so, i think, the first post for this blog is ought to be the essay that inspired the blog’s name!
So here it is:
THE NEW SUPERHERO
Faster than a bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, flying between skyscrapers, and most importantly…fighting bad guys and saving the world. As a kid, like most kids I too wanted to be a superhero. For most kids, this dream passes with their childhoods. But I still want to be superhero. However, my perception of a superhero has changed with time.
Today, for me a superhero is an economist. His greatest superpowers are his ideas. Although he may not be faster than a bullet or as powerful as a locomotive, he still is a superhero, for he does the most important things. He spends his life fighting bad guys which are inflation, unemployment, and economic slump-with his super powers (ideas). He spends his life saving the world; keeping these bad guys(like unemployment) away from our lives and our economies. His greatest
power-from which he draws his superpowers (ideas)-is his knowledge and information. His kryptonite is incorrect and skewed information. I have referred to his knowledge and information as mere powers, as information may be
held by ordinary mortals but it takes a superhero to make an idea (superpower) out of it. I believe it is this ability to draw superpowers (ideas) that distinguishes and exalts a superhero….And that’s what I want to be, a
superhero, an economist.
This isn’t how things always were. Until grade 9, although I was equally good at social sciences, I was as the ‘science kid’ of my class. Then in grade 10, gamma rays mutated me, the super-spider bit me, economics was introduced to me. I knew I had found the one. The one I could spend my life with, studying, exploring, and, maybe someday, helping the world.
Economics gave a new meaning to my life, a new perspective to see the world.Everything looked different. I saw a new dimension, to the world around me.From the potholes on the highway to the out of work coolies, all problems seemed different in this new light. I started reading-more than ever. After all, I need powers (information and knowledge) to derive superpowers (ideas). I’ve started having superpowers (ideas) of my own. However, I often discover that somebody has already saved the world with these superpowers (some great guy has already published these ideas).
But undaunted, I persevere, for someday I will come up with a truly original idea, a truly original superpower, and then this world will have a new superhero.
Here are some suggestions for your first post.
- You can find new ideas for what to blog about by reading the Daily Post.
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