FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 16, 2006
Claude, the newest 4400 Fan of the Week, wants the power of an empath in order to counsel those in need, even though it would carry a lot of responsibility. Here is his entry:
My name is Claude. I've been an avid fan of The 4400 since the beginning of the 3rd season. Well actually I did see the pilot and "Being Carl Morrisey" when they first aired. But when I moved to where there was no cable I missed out on the remainder of the first season and all of the second season.
That is until I got cable again and saw "Unlocking the Secrets" was on. Then I got to see the marathon just before Season 3 premiered. Lucky me!!. And I've been watching faithfully ever since. Even taking part on the USA message boards posts. Love the anagrams =)
Anyway, If I were to have a 4400 ability I would want the ability of being an empath. Kinda like Deanna Troi had on Star Trek: TNG. I'd use the ability to help those who were in need of counseling, no matter what it might be. To be able to help someone work out the issues that may be affecting their every day lives wheter it be at work, socially, with family, it doesn't matter.
It might even be a useful tool in rehabilitating the mentally ill, or even the criminally insane. Possibly even to the point of being able to help rehabilitate many of the habitual criminals overflowing the prison system and help prevent frist timers form making the same mistakes ever again.
Admittedly, being empathic on such a level with even the most heinous could be mind boggling at times but perhaps with enough time and practice I'd be able to adapt and over come. And yes the temptation to use my power for bad would be there at times. I'll not lie about that.
But as it once was said by a wise man "With great power, comes great responsibility." No words are more true than these and I am confident that the responsibility to help not hinder would be the best human and humane gift I would love to have.
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