THE future vs YOUR future is the difference

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?

First and foremost, the question is to predict THE future not YOUR future which makes a huge difference. Now not only can I foresee what may happen to me, but my loved ones (as few a number as that is), their loved ones, murders, pandemics, animal slaughters, the list goes on and on. If I have the ability to filter through each event costing me the one day of my life, the guilt of at least not trying would be so overwhelming. I would rather die earlier using the power than live with the guilt of not even trying; knowing I could have prevented my daughter, my family, millions of people, from the pain, the horror, etc. of the situation.

That being said, if all I could predict was my own future, than simply ‘no thanks’. I will gladly be in the same situation I am now; moving forward on a daily basis in my blessed stupor.

5 thoughts on “THE future vs YOUR future is the difference

  1. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Advantage of Foresight | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice

    • It doesn’t sound like I would have any control over what the person wanted to do with this particular insight. I would hope that as you mentioned they would use it for good and save others from unfortunate things and not for ‘evil’ (then again why waste a perfectly good life for that). Would I owe them something more than just gratitude? Well, that is all I would have to offer.

      Great point akibelieve – thank you for bringing it up!!


  2. Merely a smiling visitor here to share the adore , btw outstanding style. Audacity, more audacity and always audacity. by Georges Jacques Danton. gbfdkceedfee


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