Mel Gibson stars in this 2000 romantic comedy as chauvinist Nick Marshall. Getting electrocuted from a hairdryer after it lands into his bathtub offers Nick the ability to hear women’s thoughts.
Though I will never earn that mind-reading gift, I do wonder the what and why of women’s thinking. I’ve made mistakes involving my friendships with women. I didn’t understand their negative reaction to my deeds–even when it was complimentary. I neglected to consider the consequences of my benevolent actions because I did them with no malicious, spiteful, or degrading intent. Though I will never understand fully the way a woman’s mind work (it’s complicated), I can learn how they think by gleaning information through conversation about their true feelings and perceptions. I don’t necessarily have to read their minds. All I must do is treat them as human. Talk to them with respect, pay attention to what they are saying, and ask for clarification, if necessary. It is when I (and men, generally) do this that women will disclose what they are thinking. Who say you needs to read their minds? That works only in the movies.