Wikipedia, the repository for all knowledge in the universe, states that the word psychic comes from the Greek word psychikos, meaning "of the mind." They go on to say a psychic "is a person who claims to have an ability to perceive information hidden from the normal senses through extrasensory perception (ESP), or who is said by others to have such abilities." Since based on this definition anyone who can makes other believe they're psychic are in fact psychic that means that there are potentially a lot of psychics running around.
James (Age 10): "Remember when I turned four."
Dad: "Yeah, I was there."
James: "I really didn't want to. I cried for the whole week before."
Dad: "I don't recall that."
James: "I suffered in silence. That's just my way. In the end though it turned out well, since then I got physic powers."
Dad: "I'm sorry? Did you say psychic powers?"
James: "Yeah. Ever since I turned four I know when the doorbell is going to ring, who's on the phone, and what time the bus is coming by."
Dad: "I'm sure that there are real explanations if in fact you know those things."
Olympia (Age 14): "This is all fascinating but we need to leave if we're going to make the movie on time."
James: "We're not going to see that movie. It's terrible."
Olympia: "How do you know?"
James: "Hello. I'm psychic."
- ▼ December (16)