IDEAPOD by QuarkFuture 30 June 2014
SCRIBE’s NOTE: Ideapod has since undergone restructuring, so the original link no longer works. I include it here for archival purposes
Ideapod Member : QuarkFuture
Post: What If We Were Superheroes
What would your superpower be?
This raises issues like vigilantism, legality and use of secret identities.
Therefore I believe, we would need a manifesto or rule book to manage our involvement in other's lives and their expectations of us.
Strangely, this gives a good guide for life.
Below is an online Super Hero manifesto
I will not self designate myself as a hero. If others call me such, so be it.
I will not regard myself as anything other than a human being.
I will not assume responsibility outside of the actions I commit and the people I affect.
I will not seek any circumstance that puts myself or others in a place of possible harm unless my presence has the potential to cause less harm than my absence.
I will not sacrifice safety for fashion.
I will not sacrifice integrity for fame.
I will not make grand statements of intended deeds, but rather act in the manner which most befits the circumstance.
I will not act at the expense of others without due consideration.
I will not act at the expense of myself without due consideration.
I will not play god.
I will not play devil’s advocate.
I will not infringe upon the basic rights of any human except when they forfeit those rights through the process of attempting to harm another human.
I will be uncompromising
SCRIBE’s COMMENT TO THIS POST
Just one superpower? That seems rather limiting. *chuckle* I'll need to give this some more thought. Off the top of my head, one of these: Teleportation, time travel, healing. Each of these could be used for good.
One of the statements I like most: "I will not sacrifice integrity for fame"
TODAY 31 MAY 2019
Scribe: I joined Ideapod, a new social media platform, May 7, 2014.
Within the first month I started experiencing what I would later call side effects due to an InnerNet connection with someone I rubbed digital shoulders with on Ideapod,
I started my InnerNet travelogue June 1st 2014.
By the time I replied to QuarkFuture’s post about superheroes I was experiencing what I called in A Wandering Mind: a hotbed of paranormal activity.
Scribe: The Icy Pier photograph was taken in Sheboygan, Wisconsin near Blue Harbor Resort, where my family was spending the holidays.
This trip I made to visit family came after a trip to Miami, Florida to try to get an answer from Jason Silva AKA A Wandering Mind’s TRICKSTER.
A polite unassuming email to meet up in public with my dog who was with me (I had been an active member on Ideapod for a year and a half, so he knew who I was).
No answer except his silence.
The JUSTICE I want is for him to answer my question I asked him on 04/20/17 in an e-mail.
It is now two years later.
No answer. Still a hotbed of paranormal activity.
Now, like December 2015, I have data to prove there is something to my story, I just have a whole lot more of it.
Some day, maybe Jason Silva will show the world some integritty instead of his mask of fame.
11:37 my second post to Ideapod was to define INTEGRITTY.
August 2015 IDEAPOD
EVADE THE MASQUERADE
not the time nor place
release of vice
beauty of anonymity
word to the wise
beast of deception
naked truth's two-way mirror
looking outside in
of the Veil that's oh so thin
charade of Sight
turn of the head
shape-shifting contrasts wed
discard the ruse
Thanks to Ideapod’s Mark's Myth for lines related to the Veil [ during my time on Ideapod, posts related to this poem were an attempt to foster creative collaboration asking others on Ideapod to participate in writing the poem ]
CG: maybe some day Jason Silva will be the decent human being I have always hoped he would be to just answer that one question of mine instead of dancing and masquerading around it.
Five years is a long time without an answer. Silence has serious implications when it deals with the importance of this Q&A.
as I have always said from the beginning:
it is not about fame.
It is not about money.
it is about being honest with another human being.
Basic human relationships - our existence, our identity as social creatures - rely on this question.
who am I to you? < > who are you to me?
That’s what the question boils down to.
INTEGRITTY is living your life as a WHOLE PERSON… not one that lives a half life.
Why not reveal your “secret identity” just to me?