My name is Jim Kwik, and I love the X-Men. (In the above photo, I’m next to Hugh Jackman wearing the Wolverine shirt.)
The newest film, X-Men: Days of Future Past, is my favorite.
I love this amazing cast and the heroic characters they portray.
Just imagine having their mutant powers in the real world… What if you had laser focus like Cyclops? Could control your emotional weather like Storm? Had the vitality and healing strength of Wolverine? Could read people like Professor X?
What is your superpower?
You have one. We all do.
My superpower is teaching people how to learn. As the creator of Kwik Learning’s brain training programs, I’m known for my memory and ability to read quickly. But I wasn’t born with these abilities. Like many superheroes, mine started with an accident – not a bite from a radioactive bookworm – but a head injury at five years old.
This didn’t give me super-powered reading abilities, but the exact opposite. I struggled to keep up with my classmates and never felt like I fit in. In fact, I learned to read by studying the words and pictures of my favorite comic books: Spider-Man, Batman, Avengers and Fantastic Four.
But my favorite was always the X-Men. Not because they were the strongest, but because, like me, they struggled because they were different. I happened to grow up in Westchester, New York, the renowned location of the X-Men school. At 7 years old, I spent hours on my bike every weekend trying to find it.
I never did – at least, not for a few more decades.