As a kid, being asked if i wanted to be invisible was like asking if Santa was real. The answer was, "Of course!" I would have jumped at the chance. But now, being older and a bit wiser, I don't know if I would want to.
There are man things I could do as an invisible person. I feel like the biggest thing i would do is travel. I'd go all over the world and learn as much as possible. I'd learn languages i would never learn any other way.
And then there are always those rebellious things to do. I'd stay up late, sneak out, and stay out as long as i wanted to. I'd go to R-rated movies, go to concerts, just to do the things my parents didn't want me to do. In a way, I'd be free.
And it's that freedom that scares me about the possibility of being invisible. No one can stop you. The ring could possible destroy us all if it is worn by the wrong person. It's like having a serial killer be invisible. They would just go around killing people, and no one would know who it was.
I talked briefly with my dad and my younger sister about this. They both gave me completely different answers at first. My 11 year old sister, Alyssa, told me that if she were invisible that, "First of all, I'd be awesome, and second of all, I'd travel all over the place." My dad on the other hand, thought differently. "Having the ability to be invisible isn't a good thing. Imagine all the crime that could be committed. The only good thing about being invisible would be stopping all the crime." I brought up the point of Harry Potter and his invisibility cloak, and he looked at me like I was crazy. i told him that Harry was saying the world, breaking rules, and stopping crime, all while he was invisible. He just shrugged. I then asked if he would want to travel the world if he was invisible, and he told me he would have to get back to me. So, if my family had an invisibility ring, they would be crime stopping, world traveling super heros.
i asked the same question to leslie when i came back to...