Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall or have ESP or would you rather not know wha

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  1. Charlu profile image79
    Charluposted 7 years ago

    Ever wanted to be a fly on the wall or have ESP or would you rather not know what's on others minds?

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  2. multiculturalsoul profile image85
    multiculturalsoulposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Charlu profile image79
      Charluposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Lol  That is to funny:)  Yea sometimes that question can lead to some double whopper answers.  Thank you for a good laugh and honest answer:)

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    JThomp42posted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Charlu profile image79
      Charluposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Your so right and that is a perfect example of why we should think before we talk sometimes, well all the time actually:)

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Charlu!

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    AudraLeighposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Charlu profile image79
      Charluposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It is definitely better not to worry about what others think.  It just adds to Ahhhhh moments. lol  Although if curiosity killed the cat I would be dead a thousand times over smile

  5. freecampingaussie profile image61
    freecampingaussieposted 7 years ago

    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

  6. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 7 years ago

    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!  smile

    1. Charlu profile image79
      Charluposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I can just bet it would be some good stories that would have us all in stitches smile

  7. Any Other Voice profile image60
    Any Other Voiceposted 7 years ago

    I'd rather not, there's enough going on in my own...

  8. algarveview profile image87
    algarveviewposted 7 years ago

    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...

    1. Charlu profile image79
      Charluposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You wrapped it up in a nutshell, as it's what we say and do that counts and what we need to be focused on. Thanks

  9. dashingscorpio profile image85
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago

    Yes! I'm a big fan of honesty and truth.

    1. Charlu profile image79
      Charluposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know I would be afraid I might hear something I really didn't want to know smile

    2. dashingscorpio profile image85
      dashingscorpioposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    3. Charlu profile image79
      Charluposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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

  10. lburmaster profile image81
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Charlu profile image79
      Charluposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yea but what if there was a lot you were better off not knowing?? smile

    2. lburmaster profile image81
      lburmasterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Depends upon what it is. Most information can be handled.

  11. Beege215e profile image60
    Beege215eposted 7 years ago

    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.

  12. Abluesfornina profile image63
    Abluesforninaposted 7 years ago

    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.

  13. tamarawilhite profile image90
    tamarawilhiteposted 7 years ago

    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.

  14. moneyfairy profile image68
    moneyfairyposted 7 years ago

    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 smile that would be great!!!

    1. Charlu profile image79
      Charluposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmmm Having the lotto numbers now that would be a very sweet ESP vision

 
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