THE ADVANTAGE OF FORESIGHT — You’ve been granted the power to predict the future! The catch — each time you use your power, it costs you one day (as in, you’ll live one day less). How would you use this power, it at all?
I used to do astrology and I was good. I don’t really now how astrology works. I don’t think it has anything to do with “the planets” except in a symbolic way. All I know is I learned stuff about total strangers I had no other way of knowing.
I also quit doing it almost 20 years ago.
It turns out the stuff I learned was useless. You can see the future, but anything you “see” is a matter of interpretation. You are free to believe. Or not.
A lot of it predictions fall into the realm of “self-fulfilling prophecy.” If you believe it, it will happen. I decided — assuming it was possible to get an accurate grip on some future event — we would be helpless to change the outcome and would misunderstand and misinterpret everything.
Which would guarantee an unfortunate outcome.
So. Mr. Daily Prompt? Foresight for which you pay with your life is an appalling, twisted idea.