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Old 04-26-2016, 08:30 AM
Isilder Isilder is offline
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Originally Posted by Machine Elf View Post

A friend once remarked how, on many evenings, his wife would bring him a cup of tea just as he was thinking to himself that a cup of tea would be nice right about now! .
But that may also be Self Fulfilling prophecy.
See, he may not have actually wanted a cup of tea, but the since his wife has actually providing it , ala Pavlov and all, then he changes his mind that to wanting it.
Its hard to note down these things, so "selective memory" also comes into the anecdote.

If the government , eg Treasurer , says "I think there will be the start of a depression tommow, there will be a big crash!", it may well happen, just for no other reason than it was prophesised..

Last edited by Isilder; 04-26-2016 at 08:31 AM.