Pondering Predictions. . . When looking at this post title, one might think that I would be addressing the announcement scheduled for Monday January 13 of the nominees for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Academy Awards. That might be a somewhat logical prediction as I tend to like the movie-going experience. After all, tomorrow brings the "breaking news" of who will be the nominees for that self-proclaimed spectacular taking place next month. Well, like so many other predictions...that is not the case. Hold the envelope!
Predictions of all sorts seem to enter our world at various times. That is, if we allow them to approach and gain entry. You can stop them at the door and say no thanks if you like. Yes, you have that power. You don't need to listen to words of might be.....could be....should be.
Predictions can be tricky business. Even in the best of circumstances. But it definitely is a business. A big business or so it seems.
We seem to see it all sorts of places. It happens on the sports field. In town halls and other such places along the campaign trail. Before, during as well as after an election. And then there are the results. Still more predictions - what does everyone/anyone think?
It can even happen here on ActiveRain. In more than a couple different ways - what kind of answer can one expect when a question is asked? What will the comments be for a given post or topic? Some are somewhat predictable I guess but there are lots of curveballs happening and surprise outcomes to tell us predictions of many kinds can get us in some pretty deep do do. Yes, do do is an actual term. If not, I predict it should be.
So when I ponder, I often to look to the words of others for insight. When it comes to predictions I like this quote:
The predictions I can make with the highest confidence
will be the ones
we are not today wise enough to foresee
The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.
Pondering Predictions. . .