Many people believe they can predict the future. Let me list a few examples;
1) The Economist who knows the financial future of the U.S., and the world economy as a whole. Funny thing, history has often proved them wrong.
2) The Warmonger believes that past conflicts dictate future actions. These individuals place no emphasis on diplomacy, or that opposing factions may find a common ground. Hate is their weapon, the tool of the irrational.
3)The Zealot is, generally,a person who is so tied up in their own belief system that they cannot conceive of a middle ground. To turn a phrase, “It is my way or the highway.”
The above examples are pragmatic in nature, for their predictions are based on events that have occurred, and certain results must necessarily follow from the given premises.
However, there is a second, more subjective form of predicting the future. This lies in the realm of faith,or a belief that supernatural forces that are beyond our understanding controls mankinds future. WAIT, OH THEE OF LITTLE FAITH, WE HAVE THOSE WHO CAN UNDERSTAND THE ULTIMATE. Guess what, for a price or the purchase of the latest book, they will unlock the secrets of the universe for us. We do not need to use reason to find out proper conclusions, it is provided for us.
Each example listed above has one common denominator; They are telling you that the future is a product of certain factors that you cannot change or influence. In other words accept your fate, you are powerless.
What I see, is not the case. See pt.2