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Horoscopes and Good Fortunes [Oct. 7th, 2007|06:43 pm]
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My housemate has these chinese fortune stick things. Where you make a wish as you shake a cup full of them, eventually with far too much effort a stick will fly out (in my case, many sticks), you then match the number on the stick to this book of fortunes and advice. They're everything you'd wish the hunched over chinese man on the street would stop you and reciet, but usually when read by a non oriental, they just sound like a kids poem.

Anyway, These sticks always have the goul to tell me how well I'm bound to do well in my career and also how doomed my love life is/will be. Everytime. 'Your love wish will not come true, but your career wish will.' I didn't make fucking wish about the sucess of my career! Which brings me to my point. Why do so many people care so much about working and money. It makes me sick that horoscope have been made to include a 'career' section. Horoscopes, bullshit as they maybe, should be reserved for hopeful subjects, such as love. Why is such a fleety, bubble headed 'science' even allowed to be applied to such mechanical things such as business and work.

The reason this peeves me? Well, all I'd like right now is for my love wishes to come true. Sure I maybe sucessful at my work... but that is because I did it. I had the ideas, I made the effort, I bled and I sweat to produce my sucess and the stars can't aid me in that. But in my a silly faced hopeless romantics world, love is supposed the be the one that the stars can lay a twinkling map for.

So fuck you, you dumb little pieces of bamboo with printed numbers on them, fuck you and the mass production line you came off of!

[User Picture]From: professor_ping
2007-10-08 03:54 am (UTC)
Yeah! Fuckin' A!

....but..... maybe you're wishing wrong. I mean, like, being to specific or something and that's why it won't come true? Maybe it's just me, but I think it's sort of wrong when people pray the catholic way (eg - "Please let me win the lottery, and I want a pony and a tugboat and Brad Pitt....") rather than the transcendentalist way (eg - "Guide me to the path the Universe has deemed most beneficial for me and those around me. Let my actions coincide with the greatest good I can accomplish," etc.).

Bah, whatever.

You're picky. ;)
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[User Picture]From: tellnickno
2007-10-08 01:14 pm (UTC)
I agree with you, but I assure you my wishes are nondescript and towards the latter you described. Don't go flattering yourself thinking your name is ever included.. ;)

and you're needy! :p
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[User Picture]From: capi_tan
2007-10-08 11:45 pm (UTC)
I called you at 4:30 and you said you were sleeping!
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From: melaniedementia
2007-10-09 04:18 pm (UTC)

hey matt, where's the next dharma video? i'm waaaaaaiting
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[User Picture]From: yogurtkiller
2007-10-08 08:25 pm (UTC)
That's because it's Chinese and them chinks value hard work over floofy stuff like love.

Also the career section of horoscopes is probably because so many people settle for working a job they hate and want whatever witchcraft they can get for someone to tell them it'll be over and they'll have time to do stuff they like and still make money.
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[User Picture]From: asteriskk
2007-10-09 12:44 am (UTC)


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