I've heard a million and one people tell me to "life life without regrets". Not only is that just short of impossible to do, but also, I find no purpose to it. Regrets can also be called mistakes. We do stuff we shouldn't have. We look back and feel that knot of guilt in our stomach. I am a firm believer in the fact that all humans--excuse me-- most humans learn from their mistakes. If we live life without regrets, we'll keep making the same mistakes over and over again. But sometimes there are things that we must face without regrets, no matter what our gut may tell us to do.

I'm almost positive that if I could choose any superpower, I would choose the power to read minds. There are only a few conditions to this mind-reading power though: 1) I could only read minds when it would help me acheive a goal, fix a problem, or find happiness; 2) I could decide who's mind I wanted to read. (We all have those people in our lives who's thought process we don't want to know about.); and 3) I would be able to accept every little thing anyone thought whether it was good or bad; whether I wanted to know it or not. I'm sure you're wondering why I would read minds? Why not fly or be able to become invisible? I would want to read minds because it would make my life so much easier. I would be more at ease, more at peace. I would be able to be more comfortable around certain people and maybe they'd be able to be more comfortable around me. **Note: They would have no knowledge of my telekinesis.

Think about it this way: If I could read minds, I could

  • Decide who my real friends are

  • Find out who really enjoys my company and who just acts like it

  • Realize my flaws and maybe work on fixing some of them

  • Embrace my identity

  • Live life to its fullest

  • Enjoy life with its regrets and learn from my mistakes more easily

There are so many things I could do with that power. I would try to avoid abusing the power, because abused telekinesis would be like stalking someone... all the time. No matter where you or they are. It'd be pretty creepy.

I know I'm never going to be able to mind read, but that's probably for the better. Without that power, I can sit in anxiety, be disappointed, or get hurt; but I can also anticipate, be surprised, and enjoy every little moment for everything it is.

"Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight." ~~Benjamin Franklin

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