Definition of HUBRIS: exaggerated pride or self-confidence
— hu·bris·tic adjective
Definition of FUTILITY
1: the quality or state of being futile : uselessness
2: a useless act or gesture
Why is it so much fun to to try to predict the future?
Probably because the future is largely unpredictable and so dynamic that when one successfully "guesses" what might happen, it makes a person feel like they have mastered the impossible. You know it doesn't mean that you have any special powers or that you are any better than anyone else. Yet, you can't help but feel good if you are right. It is simple human nature to think, "see I told you so". "I should get a trophy or some sort of reward. People should let me cut in front of them in line. Where is the red carpet? Where are the people patting me on the back? Where is my free ice cream sundae? Shouldn't they be buying me drinks?"Then the reality of the futility of your prediction sets in. In the grand scheme of things, what difference does it make? Did you save anybody's life? Did you make a life changing sum of money from your predictions? Are you a better person? Do people like you any better?
No, but you still feel good and go out and buy yourself a banana split to celebrate anyway. See, I told you so.
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