The karmic charm of self-fulfilling prophesy
Let’s start by going to the great oracle of Wiki:
A self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true . . .
Elsewhere on the great Wiki you find this further explanation:
Robert K. Merton defined self-fulfilling prophecy as, in the beginning, a false definition of the situation evoking a new behavior which makes the originally false conception come true.
The surprise gift within Merton’s definition is that a self-fulfilling prophesy begins as a false statement.
Now let’s focus on the karmic beauty of the remainder of the definition:
When this false statement causes belief, also presumably false, at least initially . . . this new belief and the actions that arise from it insure that the originally false prophetic statement comes true.
Sweet Jeezy Jazz-o-lifealicious, I’ll take more of that —
For you —
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