Wind – Daily writing prompt
If you had the choice, would you rather be the wind or the rock?
Reminds me of the animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender. There are 4 elements, water, earth, fire, and air.
The main character is a natural Airbender, meaning he can manipulate air. The opposite element of air is earth.
Wind is elusive while also powerful. A gust of wind can blow off someone’s hat, but a storm or hurricane can blow off the roof of a house. Even though airbenders are known to be more peaceful and elusive in combat, they have the full utilization of an unlimited element all around them and can use that in creative ways.
Earth is steady and strong. The fighting style of an earth bender is more grounded and heavy. They tend to have a more rooted and stubborn personality, but are consistent and reliable. Since there are environments where earth may not be available (underwater, on and island, or in the sky), they are limited to the amount of the element that nearby.
Both elements have their advantages and disadvantages. Personality wise, I feel like I resonate more as an earth type since I see myself as more consistent, reliable, and steady. In truth, we all have a little each personality type. I don’t think anyone is completely one or the other. There’s also fire and water types which I haven’t mentioned either.
I think the value of understanding what you own personality type is how you can use and develop your strengths and understanding your weaknesses.
One might opt for working on their weaknesses so they can be more well rounded. In my opinion, I think it’s more effective to hone what you’re good at and surround yourself with a team that compliments your skill sets.
Think of a team of fire, water, air, and earth benders, each one a master, versus a team of 4 others who can bend all the elements individual by are only average.
Back to my original question. Who would you choose: air or earth?