Weltschmerz-ing It Up (tabular_rasa) wrote in thequestionclub,
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One Fatal Flaw

Imagine you are a mythological figure or superbeing, and you are physically invincible except for one weakness. Would you rather your weakness be:

Option #1: Something part of your body, like Achilles' heel or Samson's hair. Since it is a part of you the danger is ever-present, but you can take reasonable precautions to protect yourself.

Option #2: Something external to you, like kryptonite for Superman or mistletoe for Baldr. It's not something you'd expect to run into frequently, but although you can make a point of avoiding it you ultimately cannot control when or under what circumstances you will encounter it.
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