Saturday, 7 January 2017

Predictions.

I wonder why we all feel the need to predict what is likely to happen during 2017?   Twice this week I heard "winter isn't over yet - there can be some really bad snow in February.   I remember in 1979..."   Well even the Met Office is not always spot on so really I don't see why we need to even try.   Let's wait and see.

Look at Last year and Predictions - Donald Trump and Brexit to name but two.   If we lived in Syria, Iraq, Yemen - or many other places - predictions would be far from the top of the list for worrying.  Being killed, getting enough to eat, would be much more important.   Just staying alive.

There will undoubtedly be more killings - who knows where - I have no doubt there will be earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tsunamis, Avian flu in this country (it has already arrived).   There will be other things we haven't even thought of - good and bad.   We just have to hope that the good outweigh the bad.

I for one will just not be predicting anything - wait and see is to be my motto for the year (if I am still alive at the end of it - at my age it doesn't do to look too far ahead.)

If you want to see a U F O then go to Gwil's site (zen my ass) - now there's something to put you off predicting what the year might hold.


 

17 comments:

donna baker said...

I wanted to see phones with picture capability, flying cars and aliens arrive in my lifetime. Two out of three isn't too bad. I try not to look back or forward too much. Don't know why.

Iris said...

I could not have predicted that you would say "zen my ass"! 😳😘😀

Derek Faulkner said...

I never do predictions but as you've mentioned it, I will make just one. That by the end of the year America will have properly woken up to the unsavoury fact that they made a huge mistake in voting in Trump and could be looking to oust him before Putin pulls his strings any tighter.

Joanne Noragon said...

Now this is the stuff I do not dwell on.

Mac n' Janet said...

What will be will be without me worrying about, so i won't.

Tom Stephenson said...

Lighten up, Weave - for Christ's sake.

John Gray said...

Did you just say
Zen my arse?

angryparsnip said...

I just went over to Gwil's site, so very interesting.

cheers, parsnip

Cro Magnon said...

I'd like to predict that Trump will prove to be not as bad as people expect; but I'm still not too sure.

Rachel said...

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love that comment Rachel - have never heard it before.
No John - I said zen my ass. Gwil's alternative site
Why do folk think I can't (or just don't) say arse??? Gwil's other site is called 'zen my ass' - merely quoting folks. And it is worth a look yesterday.

Derek Faulkner said...

Could someone explain to this thicko what Rachel's comment means or relates to.

Heather said...

I don't do predictions or even New Year Resolutions. I tend to deal with what comes when it arrives, and am quite busy enough coping with the present. I do hope 2017 will be a better year for the world in general.

Rachel said...
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Derek Faulkner said...

Yes it has come to me Rachel

Rachel said...
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Pamela Terry and Edward said...

As someone now residing in Trump's America, I can tell you I have felt the same despair you're writing of. But I am reminded of the wise words your Queen shared on Christmas Day, ""On our own, we cannot end wars or wipe out injustice, but the cumulative impact of thousands of small acts of goodness can be bigger than we imagine." I try to keep those words paramount in my heart and let them guide my days.

Thinking of you
Pamela, oh, and Edward too!