A recent study reveals how much Americans would pay if they could instantly learn a new skill.
54% of Americans wish they had the ability to speak another language
and would pay $5,694 if they could learn it immediately.
However, they would pay more to be good in bed ($8,192),
to be less anxious ($6,769),
or to be a great public speaker ($6,220).
Of course, we Americans really love superheros and would pay lots more to get superpowers.
At the top of the list is the power of healing/regeneration ($142,703)
followed by the ability to manipulate time ($128,279)
and teleportation ($122,967)
The study says that Americans will give serious thought to learning something new
about six times a month, but
33% give up because of the time commitment was too much, and…
25% lose interest.
Of course, the motives are different for achieving superpowers,
and while we may no longer be striving for them, we never give up dreaming about them.