Fortune telling stems from the curiosity of the future and the events of the future by the human mind. Fortune telling dates back to before recorded history. History indicates that fortune-telling was practiced in ancient China, Egypt, Chaldea, and Babylonia as early as 4000 BC. Fortune telling methods include: astrology, numerology, physiognomy, phrenology, and palmistry.
Fortune telling has little predictability. Furthermore, different fortune tellers have different predictions. Therefore, it is hard to automatically rely on a particular method. Then poses the question why do we believe in fortune telling anyway? We tend to remember predictions that came to pass and forget what did not come to be. We are also prone to remembering a prediction that would be favorable with our situation. In some cases, the predictions are so powerful because the suggestions can be a self-fulling prophecy, making the predictions change us.
In Korea physiognomy is so popular that it is used to tell one’s character, one’s fortune and even companies use the same use physiognomy specialists to hire and even promote candidate! In a survey, 79.5% of the managers considered one’s facial features before hiring! Unsurprisingly cosmetic surgery happens to be a booming industry Korea. Having more auspicious facial features is an upper hand to general life success.
Naturally, the human mind wants to stay safe thus the drive to fortune telling so as to be able to prepare for the future. Also, people believe in fortune telling because they would like to think that the quality of their lives will improve, that things will be better in future, they will be happier, that the choices they are making in life the right ones.
People go to a fortune teller to solve their problems rather a ‘quick fix solution to their problems,’ to gain an advantage over others, to succeed more than others, to coerce others, to get control over others among other reasons.
Mainly people go to fortune tellers to majorly know about the future and their chances in life! Also to try to solve and explain past painful experiences like death or loss. The question mainly is fortune telling factual? Mostly no it stems from feeling energies from the universe which is notscientifically proven. Fortune telling exists but not proven as factual.