Is Foreseeing the Future a Possibility?

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I’ve been foreseeing the topic of ‘psychics’ being one of my posts for a long time now…

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They are often labelled as “heathens”; “witches”, or more secularly, “crazies”. It seems to me, however, that these “crazies” (the ones that simply go against the grain of conventional thought) often  contribute something extremely useful to the world.

For example, if you think about how Galileo Galilei, priests wanted to decapitate him for believing (and observing!) that the earth was not the centre of the universe and by far not the only planet with imperfections. People hated him. This often happens with people that have revolutionary ideas that don’t, at the time, make sense.

People used to think that the planets revolved around the earth in a slinky-style fashion.

Before Galileo (who initially consulted Copernicus’ texts), people used to think that the planets revolved around the earth in a slinky-style fashion.

What if psychics actually had integral knowledge into the happenings of the future? What if it’s simply a skill that is more developed in certain people than in others?

I know that many of my friends do not really think about the future. Then only a day before the test they would start worrying. These friends of mine are not stupid – they can put forth solutions to some of the most complex social problems. Yet, they do not have they (learnt) skill of thinking about consequences.

What I’m implying is that perhaps psychics just have a knack for foreseeing certain most likely consequences. If it is possible to 90% accurately predict the future (such as that if you are not going to study, you are going to fail), why is it not possible that some people may be able to think about the likeliest consequences just a bit further in the future?

Basically, metacontextually, my point is that one should not judge people with alternative regimes as “crazies”. Yes, they might be wrong, but there’s a great chance that you’re also wrong [another philosophical question comes to mind: is there a right?]. And, what if, 1000 years from now, people look at your criticism of the “crazies” and label you as a nitwit?

I’m not saying you should accept everything willingly, but if there is even a slight support from rationality to a certain belief, how can you (at this limited point of time) determine whether it works or not?

*if anyone reading this blog is a psychic/ knows a psychic, please assist me in the understanding of your practice. I’m always eager to learn about alternative forms of knowledge. Remember, once Science was also seen as an evil witch craft – people were burned at the stakes for believing in it!

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*if you want to watch a very interesting movie related to this topic, watch Mr Nobody 🙂

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The Reason for Creating This Blog

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Being an undergraduate student majoring in English, I learn a lot about feminism (amongst other social issues).  Initially, I thought gender issues were long gone. But after spending a few years in the ‘real world’ I noticed that women are still, at least to some degree, seen as being nannies or cleaners — servants, if you will.

To give an example: a few weeks ago I went for a job interview at an advertising agency. I had heard that the company participated in the illegal activity of pyramid scheming, but I thought I’d still give it a shot. When I spoke to the boss, I asked him about this rumour. Instead of giving me a well-deserved professional answer, he said “Sweetheart, don’t worry”. Initially I felt a bit flattered, but after a bit of contemplation, I realised that this form of unprofessional flattery was actually completely demeaning to me as a woman. It was almost as if he, like a ’50s pimp, implicitly said “Sweetheart, don’t worry your little head about it: you just have to look pretty”. As soon as I realised this I got enraged. Ever since then I’ve taken more and more notice of the implicitly patriarchal society we still live in.

So, to get back to the point at hand, the reason for creating this site is that I want to show that, yes, women are made for cleaning up and being nannies. But by ‘cleaning up’ I do not simply mean literally sweeping away the dust; by ‘being nannies’ I do not simply mean nurtuting infants. What I mean is that women have the power to figuratively ‘clean up’ and ‘nurture’ the world: women’s social skills are needed in order to get rid of all the messy problems in the social world; women’s social skills are needed to teach and lull humanity peacefully. Of course, I’m not a feminist to the extent that I exclude men from helping us, but I do think neglected female voices should be heard.

It ought to be encouraged to leave your fingerprints after 'cleaning up'.

It ought to be encouraged to leave your fingerprints after ‘cleaning up’.

By philosophising about certain political, social, personal or even natural problems in the world, I will attempt to set an example to all women (and men?). Go forth, and vacuum!