The Soothsayer Effect

One thing that I’m finding increasingly happening on blogs and something I just don’t get is the need to make predictions. You go anywhere and somebody is either predicting or pointing to such a prediction either agreeing or disagreeing.

I call this The Soothsayer Effect.

But really, what’s the point? It’s so darned easy to predict something and I believe half the people are doing it just because they have an opinion. I wonder why they’re voicing their opinion and calling it a ‘prediction’. Hello? Can’t you just say “The way it’s going, I think…” or something to the effect. Prediction is something very different you know…

Or maybe I’m just dense. The point is: I just don’t get it. 😐

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