Would you choose to be able to read other's minds?

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
August 17, 2007 4:57am CST
Okay one more topic before bed! If you could have the option to read people's minds would you? If so, why would you want this power - how would you use it? If not, why not? I'm not sure I want to hear other's thoughts about me. But it could potentially be used to save lives and help others.
3 responses
• United States
17 Aug 07
There are times I think I would pay money to know what my children are thinking! What goes on in those little heads of theirs?!?! LOL Overall, I don't think I would want to know what others are thinking about me. I think it would change my personality. . .trying to be what they thought I was or wasn't. I guess there would be instances when it would be helpful and interesting. I definitely wouldn't want people to be able to read my mind, though.
@lucy67 (819)
• China
17 Aug 07
sometimes i wish i could read others' minds because it may make my life go as i wish. but on second thought, i think i'd better not. there are always some evil thoughts in our minds and the only difference between a good man and a bad guy is that a good man can always control the bad thoughts before they come out of his mind. if i could read others' mind, perhaps i couldn't find any good man in the world. life is mysterious and attractive but if i can read others' mind, there isn't any secrets to me. then life will become meaningless.
@dpk262006 (56551)
• Delhi, India
17 Aug 07
No, I would not like to read others' mind. Because you know - 'all the glitters is not gold". Whatever we see from outside..that may not be the case from inside of a person. People are very good actors, they would conceal their real emotions towards you, and would never let you know what do they think about you. If I am able to read others' mind and if I find that they are thinking in negative terms about me...I would feel very bad...so let the postion remain as it is. Nonetheless an Excellent Post!