These new mental powers could make Wilvert Teeter rich and famous, but he didn’t care about any of that. He just wanted to know for sure what other people were thinking about him.
In any case, I had found myself in a classic cognitive dissonance spiral: every time I predicted something correctly, it only further proved how right I am about everything. But if I was wrong, well, that’s an anomaly; who could have predicted that? I’m right, right?
Watching couples on the screen who can softly caress the other’s hand, letting them know that they are worried about their current financial situation, and having the other nod understandingly creates the idea that if your relationship cannot work like that you are doing something wrong.