You’ve been granted the power to predict the future! The catch — each time you use your power, it costs you one day (as in, you’ll live one day less). How would you use this power, if at all?
I would definitely use the power. Not much, but for a specific set of reasons.
- To aid a large number of people who need help – such as people in the path of volcanic eruptions, or F5 tornadoes. Knowing there was this type of disaster coming (from current events, not from my own abilities) with enough warning, I would employ the power to ensure that the largest number of people could clear the danger area, thus preserve the greatest number of lives and personal memories possible.
- To preserve a species – if knowing the future would help me to preserve a species, then I would gladly use it despite the consequences. I do not mean this to imply I would use the power solely against developers or industrialists. Nature has a time line she plays on. It is much longer than we could imagine, but if I could preserve one or more of her species from being destroyed out of turn, I would.
- To provide hope – hope that tomorrow will be better than today, that humanity would mature and become something other than an earth-born disease. That someone’s loved one will find themselves in a happier place, or to ensure that I, at least, do the least amount of harm to others. Sometimes, having to make the hard choices means giving up days of your life one hour at a time. This is a price I gladly pay each and every day I am alive.