Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Ignored Prophecy


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

What if you could see the future with complete accuracy, but anyone you tell would think you're crazy and ignore you?

Yes, I'm stealing this from Greek myth, but it's such a good setup.

14 comments:

  1. Well, if one believes the Bible, this exact thing has happened and people thought/think it is crazy and ignore the prophets.

    Doesn't surprise me that people will believe what they choose to believe even if the future is presented to them clearly and accurately.

    betty

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  2. Cassandra's story is horrific. The Greeks really loved their tragedies. It is a good premise, though. Be well!

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  3. Doesn't seem all that different from today. I mean, there are people who don't believe in evolution or vaccines.

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  4. I can almost hear the voices: That's just plain crazy.

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  5. I was also about to mention Cassandra...

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  6. The Husband would say that's how he feels now. He saw today coming decades ago.

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  7. Knowing what (historically) has happened to seers and prophets, I would keep my mouth shut, but try to make personal decisions and try to gently prod people I know in the direction I know is right. Because I really do know. Unless I'm crazy. And that is possible, too, even if all I've seen so far has come true.

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    1. This is probably the best course of action.

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  8. well, I would be playing the lottery and not caring what people think. I would do my best to protect the people I care about but i would stop trying to tell people what might happen. This reminds me of a TV Show I liked watching where this man gets a newspaper from the next day. He must read it and see what he can do to help certain people. There was a cat in there as well that somehow seemed to be connected. I liked that show

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    1. Early Edition. I loved that show. The actors have gone on to do fairly well since ;)

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  9. Keep prophesying. People will anyway believe only what they like to believe.

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