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A Few Thoughts on Foresight

Sep
25

The Recovering Pessimist: A Few Thoughts On Foresight -- I wonder if foresight is one of those skills like common sense. Everyone isn't born with it. You either have it or you don't. | www.therecoveringpessimist.me #amwriting #recoveringpessimist #optimisticpessimist This post originated from an observation I had while driving on the interstate: People don’t pay attention when they’re driving. This observation applies beyond driving. In general, people just don’t pay attention. All of the information, signs, etc. are there right in front of them, but they lack the foresight to see what’s to come.

It’s interesting to say the least.

I wonder if foresight is one of those skills that people either have it or they don’t. Similar to common sense. If that’s not the case, I can’t explain how people can’t see what’s going to happen when it’s in plain view.

What if foresight is one of those things where they can see what’s in front of them, but they don’t know what to do?

What if foresight is one of those things when they know what’s in front of them and they know what’s going to happen, but they don’t want to deal with the situation?

If you ever find yourself sitting in traffic, check out your surroundings. There’s a driver or two who doesn’t pay attention to lane closures, sudden braking, etc.

If you feel that something is about to happen, do you prepare yourself or do you ignore it? Click To Tweet

Care to share your answer? Let me know in the comments and/or social media.

Be good to yourself.

 

 

 

Don’t Sleep On Premonitions

May
12

I believe in premonitions. I’m aware that it may sound absolutely ridiculous to some, but we all have to believe in something and that’s what I believe in.

For several months I’ve had a recurring premonition involving a car running a red light and hitting a truck.

Fast forward to Saturday, April 18, 2014.

I’m sitting at the bottom end of the intersection, waiting for my light to turn green. On the left side of the intersection is a pickup truck waiting to make a left turn. Across from the truck on the right side of the intersection is a small four-door sedan in the right lane.

The lights change for the left and right sides of the intersection. The truck proceeds to cross the intersection to get into the closest left lane. Meanwhile, the sedan makes a right turn and gets into the same lane as the truck.

The sedan slammed into the truck, pushing the truck over the median and into the opposite lanes of traffic. Thankfully, red lights kept those cars from coming down the lanes.  The driver gained control of the truck, moving it back across the median, across three lanes of traffic, and into a parking lot.

insert slow blink here

It’s one thing to dream that this happens but to literally watch your premonition play out in front of you is insane.  I was definitely shaken up for at least an hour. I’ll never second guess these dreams again.

Emphasis on “never”.

 

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