Would you want to be able to read peoples minds?

@whywiki (6070)
Canada
March 10, 2008 2:50pm CST
Not me. I don't want to know what most people are thinking. I think the main reason I wouldn't like mind reading is because then people would be able to read my mind and I have sick and twisted thoughts at times. What about you would you like to read peoples minds?
4 responses
@ElicBxn (59742)
• United States
10 Mar 08
I write in a universe where the people I am writing about can read minds. However, it is considered rude to do it. They can project their thoughts to others, even to a certain extent people that can't read minds, mostly just so that the person will think they are hearing them speak their language. So, if I could control it like that, I think I would like that gift.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
10 Mar 08
Under those circumstances I think I would like it too as long as you can keep the government out of your head.
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@ElicBxn (59742)
• United States
10 Mar 08
Like the people in my stories, I sure as Hell wouldn't tell the government I could do it!
@paulsy (1265)
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
This reminds me of Mel Gibson's movie "What Women Want". He had the power to read women's minds. He was miserable! Imagine, a bunch of women crossing him and he could actually hear everything each one of them was thinking! The only thing that made that power good for him was that he could read the mind of the girl he liked, so it was easy for him to win her heart. As for me, I wouldn't want to have that power. If ever, I would only like to be able to read the mind of the person I love the most. That's it. I would want to be able to know what would make him happy and what would upset him, so I could prevent anything that makes him unhappy.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
10 Mar 08
I haven't seen that movie but should check it out. Sometimes I wish I could read my hubby's mind but there is other times when the truth may hurt too much. It sounds like you truly love your man and for that he's lucky.
@Tehgamer (275)
• Trinidad And Tobago
10 Mar 08
Lol I have thought about this on my own already. As an 18 year old boy, of course having this power would be a huge plus for me because I can instantly tell what a girl is thinking about me! If I like what I read, I can move in for the kill! lol However the downside is that you willmost likely end up being hurt if your friend mistakenly thinks something unkind about you and you read it or whatever...
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
10 Mar 08
I think there are some things I don't want to hear that my hubby thinks...
@NeoComp (1321)
• United States
10 Mar 08
I am not sure. I think this would be a pretty scary power to have. Also I don't think I would want to know what people are really thinking about me all the time! it would just be to weird.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
10 Mar 08
I don't think I could handle the truth about what people are thinking about me.