Most people on any given day have questions about their lives. All of us
are unsure at one time or another about the direction our lives are
taking or which decision is the right one to make. Most people reach out
to family, friends or loved ones when faced with such a period of
uncertainty. Others seek the wisdom and guidance of mental health
professionals. These are all good options and can be very worthwhile.
When it comes to finding life advice, the last person anyone should be
listening to is a fortune teller.
When I hear the term “fortune teller,” I can’t help but think of carnival
side shows and boardwalk slot machines like the one seen in the movie
Big. I cannot bring myself to think seriously about the term fortune
teller. I know that there is big money in these types of rackets but they
are rackets plain and simple. If you have ever paid money to a fortune
teller do not feel that I am attacking your intelligence at all because I
know many people who have fallen victim to these scams.
The people that are the most susceptible to the fraud of a fortune teller
are those that are in personal turmoil and in need of assurance or
guidance. When a person is faced with a spiritual dilemma, it seems
appropriate to seek the advice of a fortune teller because of the air of
mystery that surrounds them. Some think that a fortune teller may be
connected to some side of existence that average people are not. I cannot
say for sure that this is not true. I will, however, assert my opinion
that if a fortune teller can really communicate with a greater force, it
certainly should not be something that has to be paid for.
If there are people out there who have a better understanding of or
connection with the other side of human and spiritual existence, their
knowledge and advice should not be for sale. If it is possible that
fortune tellers can illuminate us with their special gifts, I think that
the spiritual side of the world would be pretty ticked off that they are
manipulating people in exchange for money. Money is, after all, a purely
physical desire and not a spiritual one and I have a difficult time
believing that anyone with a higher spiritual existence would sell that
magic to the lonely or lost.