Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

A Fortune Cookie that Wants Me to Have the Answers…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a fortune-cookie fortune.

When I do, I usually jump on my soapbox and rant about fortunes not being fortunes anymore. (Seriously, when was the last time you heard, “You will be lucky in business.” ?)

Fortunes should predict something. Anything.

I’m tired of these modern slips which provide such pithy commentary as, “We have too many sounding words and too few actions that correspond with them.”

Worse, are those that tell you what to do: “Find release from your cares. Have a good time.”

Once, I got a ‘fortune’ that told me I have idea problems–not good for a writer– and rather rude, too. That’s tantamount to name calling, in my opinion. Sadly, I’ve even cracked open cookies which had no fortune at all.

At least this one put me in charge of everything for the day.

But today’s fortune really takes the cake:

Chinese Fortune: What is Right? How do you define the meaning of right? What is left?

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