Tuesday, July 28, 2009

You and Your World: The Future











Do you believe the future can be foretold? Is our fate ordained or are we in control? Can you tell someone's fortune? Has anyone guessed yours correctly?

Anyone can answer, but characters preferred.

24 comments:

Aidan said...

Heh. I think I'll pass on this one. :)

Des?

Kalila said...

I think humans will resort to all kinds of outlandish behaviors in an effort to know the future, but it rarely works any better than their own pathetic guesswork.

The future isn't much more interesting than the past or present, so why worry?

Ricky said...

It's easy not to worry when you're immortal, Kalila. Those of us who aren't going to be around for very long have a different opinion on the matter.

DESTINY said...

Yes, I'll pass as well.

Although I don't always know how the future will be, I do know what it should be.

Anonymous said...

Hi

I can't tell the future.

Aidan, you could tell me mine, though.

Shadow

Anonymous said...

I can tell the future. I can tell that I shall stop typing now

Jason said...

Shadow,
You have to understand about Aidan, that he doesn't actually like knowing the future. When he walks around within Sentinel, everyone looks at him, or worse, avoids looking at him. He calls himself the carnival act.

So don't be offended if he doesn't answer. He views his Sight as a burden, not a gift.

Aidan said...

No, that's okay Jase.

Shadow, you've got a strong future ahead. Don't worry about it. Try to be happy right now, that's what builds your future--the Present.

My problem is that I see different paths for each person, all intertwining like the Celtic Knot brands Sentinel Rangers are given.

Sometimes the paths drop off into darkness, even some of mine. I think that means the end, death, which for us means returning to Maliquium's service. We don't have the same control over our own destiny without physical bodies.

Humans don't have that to worry about. The ends of their paths look different. I can't really explain it, but it's almost like with a little more skill with my Sight I could see into whatever past-death place they go to.

The thing to remember, Shadow, is that the paths really mean "journey." So concentrate on each step rather than the end. If that makes sense.

Marc said...

Aren't you full of surprises? It's almost like you've thought this through. Well done, mate.

Aidan said...

It's pretty hard for me not to think it through when I have everyone else's paths bombarding my brain all day and night.

I'm going for a swim. Anyone up for that?

Kaelin said...

Not sure what I think about destiny and all that (the phenomenon, not the person) but I have to admit some of the things Aidan knows is pretty uncanny. Like he always knows people's names before he hears them. He used to always know when it would be the best ski day.

But it's not something I think a lot about. I'm usually too busy.

Nevin said...

I get strong feelings about things sometimes, but I can't really see the future. There are too many variables and I get confused.

Since so many things are unpleasant, it's for the best I not know. I wouldn't want to ruin a happy day by knowing something upsetting about the future.

Ricky said...

I went to one of those "end of the school year" carnivals when I was a kid, and a girl from my class talked me into seeing the palm reader. Nearly everything she told me was wrong.

Kalila said...

A girl talked you into something? What girl? What did she look like?

Ricky said...

Just a little girl with blonde pigtails, Kalila. I think her name was Debbie. Get over it, we were eight.

Bo said...

But Debbie is all grown up now, right? I bet she's hot. Did you stay in touch? Where does she live?

Vic said...

What's Debbie's blood type, Ricky?

Lazaro said...

You went to school with her, so does that mean she's smart?

Ricky said...

Never mind, guys. I'm sorry I said anything at all. I'm going to get some lunch.

FLOWER said...

I don't think the furture can be predicted accurately. There are so many variables - so many intersections -so many choices - all the ripples affecting every thing everyone does.
I don't think there is some preordained fate and we just chug along the track until it ends at the bumpers.
Mum had her future read with cards a couple of years ago - so let's not go there.

candy said...

There was a little tea shop where Mum used to go where a gypsy woman came around to the tables and read tea leaves. Mum used to often get her fortune read which I thought kind of stupid as each time her future was different yet she always believed it. That kind of made me a disbeliever, now I just believe what I want to. Out of three weather reports I go with the best one. When I think of dying I think of going to a really cool place. Funny all that because in my talk to Goth friends and Brian I always took the most pessimistic view. Not believing, even deep inside, that something good is going to happen would be much too scary!

Gabby said...

Sure, some people can tell the future..My aunt Urine could. (That name may seem gross to you but my grandmother was so grateful to the nurses at the hospital she let them name her baby. Guess they thought it funny. Grandmother had never heard the word and thought it pretty. We all didn't pay it no attention.) Anyway Aunt Urine was always right. Told us bad things would happen if we went to America. I'd do something really bad. Said a lot of people would hate me but I'd meet a really different best friend. I guess maybe that's the Unicorn. She also said that friend would kill me. I don't want to believe that part.l
I know he'd never hurt me.

And Candy, I still think you led a pretty cushy life.
My mum sure didn't sit around in tea shops. Seems to me you just make up problems for yourself.

Marc said...

Hey Lazaro,
Do smart brains taste better?

Candy said...

Gabby, you don't know anything about anything but your own little world. I bet you've never even read a book! Physical misery isn't everything you know.