Don’t Tell Me Anything Bad

The first thing most people say when they see a fortune teller for the first time is “don’t tell me anything bad”. For years this attitude has puzzled me. It took me a while to realise that the reason people say this is because they believe their fortunes are carved in stone. That if they hear something bad then that bad thing will definitely happen. It won’t. Well, not necessarily.

The first rule is- nothing is set in stone. A glimpse into your future is just a glimpse into a possible future. If you don’t like what is coming then do something differently. All in all, that is the whole point of seeing the future. If you were driving along a winding road and saw an obstacle up ahead you wouldn’t just keep driving towards it till you hit it. You’d take the appropriate evasive action. So too with fortunes.

The other thing about the “something bad” is that forewarned is forearmed. It’s the age old question- should you tell someone you care about that you know their partner is cheating on them? Would you tell them they have toilet paper stuck to their foot? Basically, if you care about someone shouldn’t you tell them something they need to know before they end up with egg on their face? Better to see the hole in the ground before you fall into it.

Don’t be afraid of “bad things” a fortune teller might tell you. Any decent fortune teller will also tell you what you can do to avoid it if possible or how to deal with it. And lets face it. Nobody has a drama free life. Sometimes bad things happen. It’s not about avoiding all bad things in life, it’s about how we pick ourselves up and keep on keeping on.


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