At the farthest side of my university cafeteria sits a large bowl of fortune cookies. I've never seen anyone else take one, but I always do. Maybe everyone else thinks they're stupid – a cookie telling your future, how cute – or doesn't want to admit they believe in destiny mumbo-jumbo. In my opinion, they're missing the point.
Every once in a while, I'll pluck a stupid fortune from the lot. I admit that. I got something about mathematics today. I hate math. Regardless, I come back for another the next day. For me, they are an exercise in choice: they act as simple reminders that, while I cannot decide my fortune, I can choose to act upon it or not. I can choose to let an opportunity pass, or I can seize it, with both hands, and steer it by the reins.
Plus, they're free – so why not?
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