Would you? Exchange it for a...
August 5, 2010 5:25am CST
I was watching a re-run of Smallville. In this episode, Clark met an old lady who is blind when he did some volunteer work. And she has this gift. A gift that allows her to have glimpses of the future. She told her story of how she lost her sight and gained her "gift". So it got me thinking about ESP. Extra Sensory Powers. Do you believe that ESP is real? Given that you can tell the future, at the sacrifice of one of your other senses (sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste, speech... etc), would you?
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6 Aug 10
I would not want to give up any of my five senses for any power or ESP ability. I believe there are folks out there who are genuine psychics but they are rare and there are more who are charlatans who claim to be psychic in order to rip others off. I don’t know whether this gift is the same as ESP; maybe it is a form of it. I think it is a rare gift and too many fraudsters take advantage and make a mockery of the field.
11 Aug 10
Yeah... I am sure there are some people like that. Pretending to be psychic when they are not to fool and cheat the gullible. But you still have not answered my question. if you were to be given a gift, a genuine gift of being able to see the future, at the sacrifice of one of your senses, would you do it?
6 Aug 10
I do think ESP is real.. Even if ESP does not exist, but as long as we lose one of our 5 major senses, we tend to be more alert as time goes time.. That's because we are so used to seeing, hearing, touching, tasting anything/everything that's possible, and thus we have taken for granted.. haha =D Just like yesterday, i was doing the step master machine in the gym, and i closed my eyes!! haha =D I keep losing my balance, though i was holding on to the handle bar at all times.. While my eyes are closed, i thought i'm always maintaining my balance, but i'm wrong.. It's no longer all in our mind, but via feeling.. ANd those feelings will always turn out to be right.. hehe
11 Aug 10
I am sure our other senses will be heightened if we lose one. Cos we will naturally be depending on the other senses to make out our surroundings to live life as normal as possible. And in other to sharpen those other senses, a lot of training will be needed in order to make use of them in a useful manner too! For people like you and me who have the privilege of all our senses, well, like you said, we take them for granted most of the time. Back to the question, would you give one of them up for the "gift" of premonition?
5 Aug 10
I don't want to sacrifice any of my senses to see the future...what good it will be to see the future, if I will not be able to act on it when the time comes without one of my senses? I'd rather live and deal with the present and just wait for tomorrow to come, than being able to foresee the future...besides, even if I will learn about it, since it is bound and will happen, I can't change anything about it, or if I would, it feels like playing with fate, and I believe that playing with it, has a great price to be paid...