If There Were Two of Me

I’ve often said that if I had a superpower, I’d want it to be something that allowed me flight-enabling wings.

But sometimes I spend an inordinate amount of time considering the benefits of being able to duplicate myself — to have an exact copy of me. Oh the things I would do.

There are obvious benefits, like being able to work on two projects at once, or get twice as much done on one.

If we’re assuming some kind of shared mind, one could work and one could play. (I’ve read Calvin and Hobbes, I know the dangers of this without a shared mind.)

But I think what I’d really do is divide the potential. One of my would focus on the creative — the other would focus on the learning and the business. That one would probably get an MBA, or at least take some courses in entrepreneurship. It might take a Masters degree in something more academic, like history or mythology.

It would be the one forming an official organization to lobby for transmedia creators in Canada, who would start businesses with all the crazy ideas we have.

In short, one of me would be able to do all the things I think about doing, all the things I want to do, but don’t have time because I’m doing what I love most — creating. He would be the one that allows me to reach what I see as my full potential as a person — at least, faster than I will as it is.

Because there’s so much I want to do, so much I think I could accomplish, but it’s too much for one person, it seems.

Anyway. This is what I think about when anxiety strikes. What I could do if there were two of me.

And that’s not even touching the kinky stuff.

What would you do?

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  1. Crystal

    The kinky stuff…you sicko. Your mom reads this.

    If there were two of me, I would leave one to do the sucker jobs like chores and working. Like real work for real money. That’d be sweet.

    The other me, the life I currently live, could be devoted full time to my kidlets. And with the income I’d probably be able to afford a little junker that I could drive them to activities with. Like the library, or the pool, or the zoo.

    Man, the zoo is awesome.

    Great post Lucas! It’s really a thinker, but it’s always positive! At least, I’d hope noone would choose to have one of their selves sit at home and drink and mope all day…

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