A young chap decided to visit to a soothsayer to inquire about his future.
Right before his eyes, the soothsayer drew two circles: One in white and the other in black.
He then put a millipede in-between the circles, saying “if the millipede crawls into the white circle, it connotes your future will be great, but if otherwise, then you are doomed! You’ve lost hope!”
He dropped the insect in-between the circles, and immediately it began crawling towards the white circle.
This chap was super-excited and was thanking his maker.
But all of a sudden, as it got to the edge of the circle, it turned back and began crawling away from the white circle towards the black one.
The boy watched in fear as the insect progressively moved farther away from his desire to his doom.
Then, something happened. Just at a point where the insect was about to reach the edge of the black circle, this chap picked it up and quickly but carefully dropped it in the white circle.
The soothsayer in an abrupt manner, cut in; “why did you do that?”
The boy answered aggressively and said, “I cannot sit and watch my destiny doomed while I can still do something about it and to change its course. After-all, my destiny is in my hands.”
He got up and left the scene.
Notes: I heard this story from the wonderful hypnotist, Doug O’Brien.