Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall or have ESP or would you rather not know what's on others minds?
I barely know what I'm thinking half the time, so ... No.
I once asked a significant other, "What's wrong?" and she said, "Nothing." I knew something was wrong. I asked her to spill it, to tell me the absolute honest truth, to tell me EVERYTHING that was on her mind.
I will never do that again as long as I live.
She, um, shriveled me with her words until I was microscopic. She had an amazing memory.
No, I really wouldn't want to know because that could easily damage friendships, the way you feel about family members, etc. Some just cannot hold their tongue concerning talking about others whether they deserve it or not.
Sometimes I wish I was a fly on the wall in every room I have entered. It is not an ego thing at all. I just want to know what people really think of me...Am I invisible or do I matter?
Sometimes, I am glad I am not a fly on those walls...bad for my confience and may cause anxiety. Probably better not to worry what others think.
Sometimes I have said I wished I was a fly on the wall when I knew there could be something interesting going to be talked about - not just about me
I have no desire to know the future. I prefer to awaken each day with a blank slate and hope. On the other hand, many times I've wished that I could be a fly on the wall. Ah! The great stories I'd be writing!
No, I wouldn't... It doesn't really matter... There is so much stuff that really doesn't matter inside our heads that some things are best left unsaid, unknown, etc, etc. If everybody knew what was on everybody elses' minds, the world would have ended by now. And does it matter? What matters is what we do, after all the thinking, we act a certain way, we say certains things, that is what is important, because that is what we chose to do and say...
I don't know I would be afraid I might hear something I really didn't want to know
Almost everyone wants to know if they are being cheated on or taken advantage of in some way. Wouldn't you want to know who your (real friends) are? Knowing what others want/need or expect helps you determine if there is a good match. Saves time!
Yes I would probably want to know the things concerning myself, but not those that would make others unhappy. That would be a huge responsibility
I would love to read minds! From my perspective, it's the best super power ever! You can know what they are thinking, how to react beforehand, and know their true selves without needing to go through the Big Five.
There are days when I have a hard enough time knowing what's on my mind let alone wanting to know what is on everyone elses. I have no need to know their thoughts. Should they want me to, I am sure they will tell me. Until then my ignorance of the subject is blissful. And I can use my uncluttered brain for more positive adventures.
There are certain times I would like to know what prompts people to do some of the things they do, especially when there seems to be no reasonable explaination behind it but as a rule, not really. I think most of the time it's best not to know.
I would rather not know. The odds are that ESP or its equivalent would suck people into the drama of the drama queens. ESP would over-ride the rationality we have and pull people into the crowd. It would lower the societal discourse to an ocean dominated by the most passionate, if crazy and irrational.
And one terrorist act with a number of hurting victims would literally paralyze a nation instead of merely terrify those watching the news.
What others think about me is non of my business as I know who I am ,others can just think they know who I am but in the end I am the only one that knows me so what others think is of no use to me:)
I wish I had ESP though where ,like winning lottery numbers are concerned ,LOL that would be great!!!
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