A gift riddled with what ifs…

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?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Advantage of Foresight.”


First question how much of the future are we talking about; a second, minute, hour, day? Ok put that question aside let’s imagine we can see the next second or even a snippet of tomorrow and proceed to change the outcome by doing something different today what’s to guarantee that this change does not have a parallel effect on others around us or on the outcome of much further incidences with grave outcomes.

Let’s make the situation worse, for each time you look into the future you lose a day on earth. Put the above paragraph into context and I foresee a very short anxiety filled life for lots of people, myself included. So no I won’t be using this gift, thank you. I’ll live one day at a time.

“Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” Simone de Beauvoir


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