I agree with the importance of distance. If someone could read minds at great distances then they have a decided advantage… but they have to be reading your mind. There are literally billions of minds out there to read… how would this mind reader know to be focused on you? And Kyrroeth is correct about abilities. It makes little difference if Jet Li is in front of you about to kick the left side of your head in and you know he's going to do it. Chance are you don't have the physical prowess to stop him. Now, if it is more of a mind control power, like Professor Xavier, that is a different thing altogether.