Lend Me the Power

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?

I will try not to be hypocrite. No. I won’t be.
I will use the power for only 365 days. And that is to figure out when will be my death. For example, if my vision says that I will die at exactly 70 years old, then by subtracting 1 year due to the power, I will have 69 years left. God, 69 is definitely a HOLY number!
Wait, why am I so witty at this late hour?
I’ll try to be serious now.
Given the power, I will figure out if my country, the Philippines, has already been part of the first world countries. Yeah, I know I’ll face death first before that happens — but who knows what will happen after five centuries? Or probably to know if China has already transferred to Mars, creating their own civilization (no pun intended).
Probably, I can use my power to know if I will graduate from the university on time or not.
Or if my worst enemy has finally been mummified in the Egyptian pyramids.


Sueju Takeshi 武


5 thoughts on “Lend Me the Power

  1. Lol your question is very thought provoking.. and after thinking about it what came to mind for me was a movie called “The BUtterfly Effect” where a guy can see/change the past.. but he keeps screwing it up and making it worse so he keeps going back and….. Ya. You know, if I had that choice, I guess I’d say no, I’ll just take all the days of life I can, because I don’t think knowing the future, good or bad, in my life would do any good. I’d just worry about whatever I knew. Thanks for the great post, as always.

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    1. Thank you Laura for your awesome reply. I guess we do have the same thinking — choosing not to know the future. It is much better if, instead of predicting what our future might be, let’s just live happily in the present without violating others’ rights.

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  2. You can already predict the future. The hot one is going to pretend she doesn’t see you, tonight’s gaming marathon will be just as deeply unfulfilling as it was last week, and that Big Mac is going to feel like lead in your colon in about twenty minutes.

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    1. [Laughs]
      Well, I want to know if my crush likes me the way I do so that I won’t have any wrong assumptions anymore and be heart-broken in the end. Big Mac? I hate McDonalds!


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