Is Confidence a Superpower?

As research for my upcoming book and new series, I have been doing some homework on two people with very different personalities, who have left a big impression during the last century. While they worked in dissimilar fields, both brought an unconventional view during their time and were brave enough to share it.

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” –Albert Einstein

albert-einstein-06

I was originally drawn to this quote because Albert Einstein will be a spirit in my next series, teaching math and science to high school students in a school run by ghosts. All that aside, I believe having the confidence to stand up to those who don’t believe in you is a superpower. Of course, that is easier done when you are considered a genius.

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous that absolutely boring.” –Marilyn Monroe

tumblr_mk3ih80ccI1r5y76ro1_500_large

The second person who will appear as a spirit in my series, teaching Psyche of the Spirit in a Physical Body is Marilyn Monroe.  I consider standing out from the crowd a superpower, and one that Marilyn portrayed so well.

I can’t write a post on confidence without discussing Chelsea Steinem from my young adult, fantasy series, Olivia Hart and the Gifted Program.  In the series, her “Gift” or special ability was invisibility.  She explains how, just like her sarcasm and wit, her ability to disappear is like a shield, insulating her from other’s hurtful opinions.

Do you think confidence is a superpower?

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Is Confidence a Superpower?

  1. “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like
    everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.” – ee cummings

    I used this quote in my graduation speech and still love it! Your post reminded me of it. Loved it! Confidence is def a superpower.

    • It’s a good quote! I quoted Semisonic lyrics in my speech, which you think would be forgettable. Oh no! They were later quoted back to me….Of course that same night, I got drunk at the Boardy Barn and told my mom that I was Harry Potter. Sooooo, I guess it doesn’t count.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s