#67 « cinereousthoughts. This was a very interesting blog. The blogger wanted to be able to read others minds to see how genuine people were. Personally, I feel you can learn a lot just by watching the body language of those around you. And, over the years, you get to know your own family pretty well. The people you work with, you have come to know by seeing their work habits, hearing how they treat others, listening to the types of jokes or movies they like…and do they go to church, or not. Just by paying attention, we can learn a lot. You can pick up on who can be trusted and who can’t. Knowing how my mind works, I’m not sure I want to hear the inner-most thoughts of others. It would be noisy at the very least. And, not everyone has my morals or interests. I don’t think I’d want to listen to someone thinking about bedroom time, or a fight with a significant other. I wouldn’t want to hear the grumbling, or jealousy of others which is something we all do once in a while. By the time you get to be my age, you have learned never to say aloud something you wouldn’t want repeated, because too many people enjoy telling tales. My mind might regress and have a bad day, I just wouldn’t want someone to hear those thoughts. Sometimes we fight temptations and if we are lucky, we talk ourselves out of it. Who wants to hear someone struggle with thoughts of porn or infidelity or anger and desire for revenge upon a loved one! And what about the people who see road rage? Do you really want to hear someone’s thoughts that go with the gesture sent in your direction? Life has enough distractions, stress and noise. I would not want to hear the thoughts of those who smile and pretend to be a friend only to find out something different. I think this might be an interesting game if you were in a mall, and listening to random thoughts. But…to listen to our loved ones or friends or co-workers and hear something we wouldn’t want to hear…we might not be able to recover from that. Thanks but no thanks.
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