I can hear everything everyone thinks, within about a hundred yards, anyway. Have done since puberty.
The thing that would surprise you most, I suspect, is how blank most people are, most of the time. They’re not thinking about their day, or even what they had for breakfast, much less anything profound or insightful. They’re not thinking at all. They’re busy soaking up People magazine and American Idol and fourth down and six yards and there’s the snap.
People always ask me how I can stand all the ‘noise’. There isn’t any noise. There’s never any noise.
It’s pathetic, actually.