If you could read minds for a day, would you?
Whose? What would you want to find out?
This was one of the topics for the postaday2011 challenge.
I would absolutely love to read everyone’s mind. I used to have a more trusting and optimistic view of people. But it seems the more times you get hurt, especially by people you thought you could trust or cared about you, the more cynical and unsure you become of them. I’ve recently been going through a serious and difficult situation at work and a few people’s jobs, including mine, were sort of on the line. With the hierarchy chain of command, and me being on the very bottom, I thought for sure I would be thrown under the bus, taking the hit for all the higher ups involved. I would be “reassured” of things by some parties involved and yet I knew I was only being told half-truths and little bits of the story. I would have loved to be able to read the minds of all those involved to see what they were really thinking and up to and what they really thought of me when my job duties and character were being threatened. The same goes for friends that I no longer am close with but sometimes am cordial with when we see each other at church. I would love to know what they are really thinking of me and our “friendship” instead of the lip service that comes out. I guess I really just want the TRUTH. Most people are too timid or afraid to tell someone the truth. But I prefer it over half-truths or blatant lies, or not even knowing.
What about you?