If you could read minds, whose thoughts would you start with?

Compiled by Nicole Moraleda

We asked our readers whose mind they would read if they had the power to read minds. Here are our favourite answers

Compiled by Nicole Moraleda |

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What would you do if you could read minds like Professor X from X-men?

The secret to becoming rich

It would be Li Ka-shing’s, because I want to know what gave him the idea to become the richest person in Hong Kong. Since money is really important, I would like to know how I can become richer.

Edwin Chan, 15, Henrietta Secondary School

Teacher’s pet

I would definitely choose to read my teacher’s mind. This is because if the teacher were preparing questions for a test or quiz, I would know what they are and study accordingly. Then I would always get full marks!

Michelle Ngai, 10, Sha Tin Junior School

What HK students stress out about​

Idol insight

How wonderful would it be to read G.E.M’s mind? She is my idol, and her songs are very good. Whenever I’m sad, I would listen to her songs to make me feel better. She is very important to me and I would love to get to know her better.

So Tsun-to, 14, Tak Sun Secondary School

The perfect son

Definitely my parents’ because I want to know what they think about me, and what I can do to make them happier. Mind-reading abilities would make me a perfect person because I would then know exactly what people want me to do.

Oscar Fu Ho-kwan, 10, Fung Kai No 1 Secondary School

Animal whisperer

I would love to read the minds of animals so that I could communicate with them, and know how they are feeling. I would use this power to help improve the relationship between pets and their owners.

Billy Wong, 15, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School

Who can you trust with your deepest secret?​

Oh why Kim?

It would be fascinating to read North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s mind. Over the past few years, he’s done many crazy things such as firing missiles and producing nuclear weapons. Many world leaders are worried about his actions. So I want to read his mind in order to understand what causes him to make so much trouble for other countries.

Chow Ho-wang, 17, Tak Sun Secondary School

Getting to know you

It would be fun to read some of my friends’ minds because they drive me absolutely crazy. All my close friends share everything with me, but it would be great to see the world from their point of view. Maybe that would make me understand them better.

Nicole Tong, 13, Scientia Secondary School

Ace crime fighter

Reading the minds of crime suspects. If I could do that, I would be able to know whether they are guilty or not, and help the police solve cases. I like helping people and would love to contribute to society.

Hannah Ho, 12, Maryknoll Fathers’ School

Who is the most powerful superhero ever?​

Understanding teens

I would like to know what other teenagers are thinking because teens have the most complicated minds, including myself. Teenagers don’t always share their feelings with others so I wish I could read their minds. Then I would be able to help those who are struggling with problems.

Tsang Tsz-yi, 15, STFA Seaward Woo College

How did you know?

Sometimes I find it really hard to think of what to get my friends for their birthday or Christmas. So If I could read their minds, I would know what they really want. But I don’t think it would be fun to know my friends’ every thought; sometimes all you need to do is ask and listen.

Anna Tsang, 13, Sacred Heart Canossian College

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Edited by M. J. Premaratne