Just had an idea for a science fiction story.
A guy, like me, is sitting on the patio when a infinitesimal bug flies past. Suddently he realizes he can read the bug's mind. He can visualize what the bug sees (with its multiple eyes) and hear what the bug hears (with its knees).
The bug circles nearby and nears a lizard on the patio wall. The guy realizes the danger to the fly that the lizard represents. The fly circles closer and closer to the lizard. By force of his will, he screams a warning to the bug, but the bug does not heed it.
He leaps from his chair and races to the wall and chases the lizard away. He saves the bug's life.
Then just as suddenly, he is reading the lizard's mind. He is starving. He needs to eat...right now. He looks longingly at the bug, flying just out of reach.
(Did you ever read any of John Collier's short stories? They're worth looking up. Maybe I'll Google him and post a link--someday.)