Imagine being able to visit someone’s mind. But not in a creepy way. Getting to know someone quiet. Knowing what they love so you could have a conversation with them. Knowing what breaks them most so you could be someone they could trust. Getting to see the music that plays in their mind when they can’t handle the silence. The way their mind has to wonder when their grandma buys them an ugly sweater, and how they have to play it off because no one has the heart to tell their grandma they don’t like something. Imagine being able to look in their mind and tell them to fight off their demons. Being able to help them tell the million different voices to go away. Being able to visit their mind to get to know their hopes and dreams, because they’re too scared to speak their mind. Just to be able to go deep into what someone calls nothing could be so beautiful.
Imagine getting to read someone’s mind, but not in the stereotypical superhero way that everyone is familiar with. Being able to dive deep into what makes someone who they are. All the little quirks that make them who they are, and have shaped their personality.
Picture this, you are about to go to an event with a bunch of unfamiliar faces and you are feeling anxious. You could walk up to someone and a real-life Instagram bio just by looking at them. You could see “Elizabeth: ‘Lizzy’ a competitive dancer. Is learning sign language to be able to talk to a cute boy in her English class. And fosters stray kittens back to health.” Then you would be able to go up to a stranger and have more than just small talk. Meaningful conversations with people are so interesting because everyone is so different in every way possible.
In a way, having the opportunity to get to know someone before actually getting to know them could be detrimental to a future relationship. Imagine seeing one of these bios on your significant other before you got to know them? You wouldn’t be able to learn those little things about them, from them, because you would already get a glimpse of what makes them who they are.
Having the chance to be able to look at your dog or cat or fish and be able to see what they are scared of. Looking at your fur baby and being able to understand why they do not like thunderstorms or why they like to lay under the covers even in the summer when it is super hot. Being able to look at your pet fish and see if they can tell a difference in their fish food, and if they get tired of eating the same thing every day, or to see if they get jealous that the dog gets a pet and they can’t.
What would you do if you got the chance to dive deep into someone’s mind?