I always tell people that a man must not know his future. For if it is good, the knowledge of it might make him over confident, so much so that he ruins it. If, however, it is bad, he might lose hope which could help him get through the bad times, or else ruin the possibility of changing the time ahead.
Yet, for some reason, I find myself reading my horoscope every morning.
May be it's the complex of me considering myself better and smarter than others to consider myself deserving of knowledge of my future. Or maybe it's just my fear which makes me make this extra effort of trying to change my future.
Whatever the case may be, what I have found today, and always, is an idea which expresses it better than any forecast, that I have ever read, spoke for itself.
It is an idea which seems to make more sense than any horoscope has ever made, or ever will make.
I have read several horoscopes of myself, most of which have been negative and depressing. According to an astrologer who my father consulted when I was born, I should have died already. Well! Let me clarify that I'm not dead and this writing is a well proved evidence of the same.
It was extremely depressing for me when I read horoscopes forecasting miseries when I was already going through my bad times. They spoke of accidents, deaths, and everything bad that I could possibly ever imagine.
Nonetheless, I got through all my bad times, proving most forecasts wrong (while some have been terribly true).
What I found, though, was that the days when I did not read my horoscope (or days when I was less concerned about astrology) were, in many ways, better than those days I spent otherwise.
Pardon me, those who believe in astrology; I do not intend to prove the whole idea of astrology wrong.
What I want to say is that sometimes it's just better to leave future for the future and not let it drag our present behind.
Thus, a man must not know his future, however true it may be.