Whose mind would you love to be able to read?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Novenotes : One Thread
Whose mind would you love to be able to read?--Al
-- Al Schroeder (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 22, 2001
-- Amy J. Bostelman (email@example.com), July 27, 2001.
My mother's, or my cat's (for entirely different reasons, I assure you! :)
-- Shannon Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 31, 2001.
I thank the gods every day that I can't read minds. I have enough problem with body language - if I could read minds, I swear I'd never come out of the bathroom.
-- Catherine (email@example.com), July 31, 2001.
My own. ;)
-- Kara Leah (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 31, 2001.
First, I would like to be able to read the mind of someone intending to do me or mine physical harm so as to avoid that happening. After that I would like to be able to read the mind of whoever I am conversing with to grasp exactly how they feel. When someone is waffling I would like to know what is in their mind. I would like to know kthe depth of someones friendship or love for me and mine - I think maybe I would often be pleasantly surprised.
-- Denver doug (email@example.com), August 02, 2001.
My dead friend's. Every Single Day I'm working on cleaning up his place and sorting out his effects, I'm wondering WHAT was he THINKING?? What on EARTH made him do THIS? And where the heck is... (fill in the blank)?
-- Jan (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 10, 2001.
I would love to read my cats mind, as of now two years with him. I can read about 50% of his mind.
-- ricardo (email@example.com), August 20, 2001.
My boyfriend's. He's the type of person who gets very silent when he's angry or upset. I never know what's going on in his mind at those times, what he's feeling and thinking. I end up imagining terrible things because I don't know what to expect. It would be nice if I could read his mind at those times.
-- Crystalline (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 23, 2001.
-- Les (email@example.com), October 10, 2001.
I would like to read the mind of an ant hill (not of a single ant, a single ant has no mind - I would like to read the mind of the whole animal, the society of ants, the ant hill. Similarly, I would like to read the mind of mankind, as a whole.
A mind I would NOT like to read is the mind of God. Because, by reading the mind of God, one would become omniscient, and thus BECOME God. Then, one would be reading one's own mind, which would create a looping dollop of recursion with a VERY undesireable outcome, namely, that God would dissolve into feeble human intellectualism and the universe would be left fatherless. The hand of physics would subsequently evaporate, the clockwork of the universe would become unsprung, and, with a thunderclap, the world would vanish.
One should be very careful whose mind one wishes to read.
-- Dennis Kobo (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 18, 2001.
No-one's. I think most people will generally let you know what they want you to know - consciously or not. Some people are best at being enigmas and to change that would take a lot away from them.
-- Scriptum (email@example.com), October 20, 2001.
A lot of peoples: My cousins (sometimes), the guy I like's mind, and that's about it. Sometimes I really don't want to know what other people think. Have you seen "What Women Want"? I don't think I'd like to experience anything like that!
-- Misty Armella (Cankergirl43221@hotmail.com), December 11, 2001.
I would love to read Josh Albiar's mind, he is my psycho ex.
-- Felicia Ramirez (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 30, 2001.
I would love to read my Mom's mind. She has Alzheimer's Disease and I would love to know what thoughts actually go through her mind at this stage.
-- Angela (email@example.com), January 01, 2002.
I don't want to listen anybody's mind except of these, who want me to do so, or except when my survival depends directly on it.
Listening to somebody's mind without his consent feels almost materially dirty to me. I enjoy keeping my mind uninfected by ugly, alien emotions. I've got fallus & so I don't need to possess other people. I'm self-sufficient---unlike the prevailingly ``defallified'' consumers of TV soap-operas & the children-bearers; the dependant, emotional caricature of mankind.
I especially hate state officials, naturally accessing special powers over people, who recognize no moral limitations in their ``right'' of inspecting people's life. They may strip you off clothes, read your personal notes (prosthesis of your mind, memory, identity & soul)---they would also read your mind for national security reasons without least trace of hesitation.
I name people, who show desire toward living others' life, straightforward and brutally: cockroaches. Human cockroaches are a very important part of my deservedly neurotic life. I can't get rid of them. At my horror, I discover, that 90% of people are indifferent about mental dirt of others' intimate mind and, thus, compatible with my archetype of cockroach.
If you happen to fall under my notion of cockroach, don't feel like if I wanted to eradicate you from the living. You may (or may not) change. Just return to yourself. If you are in power to avoid temptation of controlling others, you are of my branch.
Otherwise, die indeed.
-- Matthew (25/Poland) (interXXCAPSXXme@pocztaNON-AUTOMATIC-LETTERS-INVITED-PLEASE-DELETE-ALL-CAPS-MANUALLY.onet.pl), January 02, 2002.
OH! I can read minds already. I thought everyone could. Just because I can doesn't mean I would. I've found out that being in someone else's mind is not beneficial to my own state of well-being. I would continue on believing that all people are naturally decent types and not know the truth.
-- Clarence Bowles (cbowles11@Home.Com), January 05, 2002.
Hi, I would love to read this girls mind, caled Hannah, she lives a few houses away from me, and I just want to know if she has a crush on me, because I have a crush on her, and I just know that she is my soul mait, she is my friend just now, I'm E-mailing you to know how to do this, pleas try to get back to me as fast as you can. Rhuri.
-- Rhuri MacDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 11, 2002.
i would love to read everyones mind and make them do things they wouldn't want to do. they could hide nothing from me nothing!!!1 ahahahahhaha !!!
-- why would i tell you that now (email@example.com), June 09, 2002.
I'd love tobe able to read the mind of the physical therapists that I've worked with while rehabilitating from my brain injury, to know if they really believe that I have been trying very hard to do my exercises and programs, or if they just think I'm not too driven (I do really work, but it's hard for me after my accident!)!
-- Ben Tien (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 26, 2003.
I would love to read my best friends mind because then I wold kmow what he thinks of me and a lot of other stuff to. so why not find uot here
-- KENDALL AUTERHOFF (email@example.com), April 08, 2003.
Read my mind and find out!
-- Heather feather (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 12, 2003.
i really would like to read michael jackson's mind although i think i know quite alot of him from books but i would really want to know what makes him the pop legend the all loved and the real nice guy he is... he has fascinated me ever since i got to know about him(at the age of seven) and always will if i dont read his mind!
-- mahmoona begum (email@example.com), August 08, 2003.
I wuld luv 2 read my boifriendz minda cauz he always gets stuff outa me and i can neva get stuff outa him
-- pengwin mind ur beezwax (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 21, 2003.
I would love to read the mind of those who have wronged me in my life time. If i could read their minds i'd always be one step ahead of them in what they were planning on doing to me. :)
-- Rach (email@example.com), January 23, 2004.