Telepathy: Joy or Curse?
[This article was originally presented in the Nov 25,
1996 Issue of the Dragon Fire Chronicles, entitled "Letters to the Editor" by
Psionic Telepathy: Joy or Curse?
Greetings, and warnings, to my fellow Psycians. As you may already be aware, our
profound telepathic abilities can be a double-edged sword. Reaching out and
connecting is truly exhilirating. But those mind messages also annoy and invade the
privacy of others.
Trust me, when a band of Psycians fling messages back and
forth across the void, annoyance is the mildest word used by some. Many Spurians
have sought my aid in seeking a reprieve from mind assault by my fellow Psycians. I
too felt the chagrin of uninvited psionic thoughts recently, when every word attempted
between my fellow adventurers and I was instantly cut off by another telepathic
intrusion. It opened my eyes to the hostility and sheer frustration experienced by
We have the ability to contact each other individually.
No need for mass communication. No need to interrupt someone else's intricate battle
strategy. No need to butt into private conversations from a great distance.
And definitely no need to die by strangulation because of your talents.
As responsible Spurian citizens, let's keep in mind
that telepathy is a profound gift to be harnessed, not a toy to be trivialized.
Allow fellow Spurians to admire our power and respect our refined skill. It may be
used to their benefit one day, but not if they kill you first.
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