Oscars & More

This entry is part 47 of 50 in the series 2011A

On January 4, I made this prediction about the Oscars:

“The King’s Speech will win best Picture and Colin Firth who stars in it will receive Best Actor. Natalie Portman will receive best actress for Black Swan.”

If you watched the Oscars Sunday you know that all these predictions, made even before the nominations were available, were correct. The last time I made predictions I was also 100% correct on the Oscars.

This helps to redeem myself from by bad Superbowl predictions on both occasions.

Is there a reason that I have been accurate on the Oscars and some other areas, but have missed the mark on football?

Actually, there is a good reason for this. Some events around us are determined by what people think. Others are somewhat determined by thought, but sidetracked by random events.

There are no random events in the outcome of the Oscars. To predict them one just has to tune into the mindset of the majority of the voters.

On the other hand, in football both teams have a mindset desperately fixed on winning and often they are fairly evenly matched. Sometimes the game is determined by one or several fairly random events that not even the gods could predict. In addition, there’s a lot of bias that enters into predicting sports events.

Many say that everything happens for a purpose. This is not true as it is believed by many. There are many events that happen by chance.

If you take a handful of sand and toss it at a cup some of the grains will enter the cup and some will not. Let us look at one of the little grains that missed the cup. Was it part of some destiny that it missed or was it just fairly random chance?

Many of the things that happen in life are no more significant than a grain of sand in motion.

Then there are times that a random grain of sand can have a significant effect. I was eating a hot dog once and my tooth struck something no bigger than a grain of sand and fractured it. I had to have it pulled and this put a lot more stress on the tooth next to it and after a year that tooth went bad and had to go. Then it was another two years before I could come up for the money to have two implants so I could chew on that side of my mouth again.

I do not believe that little piece of bone or sand was put there for any purpose. It was just one of those random events that happen – that we just have to deal with in life and make the most of it.

On the other hand, there are times that invisible entities do look after us and will sometimes save us from ourselves. If a disciple has some purpose to fulfill and is headed for disaster he may sometimes be saved from it by a message or some strange turn of events. I have had this happen a number of times. On the other hand, I have also had accidents and bad turns in life that I had wished that could have been avoided, but no intervention came. I believe our helpers only intervene when absolutely necessary and am extremely grateful for the help I have been given.
Copyright 2011 by J J Dewey

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5 thoughts on “Oscars & More

  1. I thought the Oscars was quite boring this year. James Franco’s hosting was so drab. He looked like he didn’t want to be there. Anne Hathoway really carried the show, imo. But even she couldn’t save the integrity of the Oscar’s in my eyes for not even considering Waiting For Superman for Best Documentary. Granted, I haven’t seen it. So, maybe it’s just not that great. On the other hand, didn’t Inconvenient Truth win even though it had several inaccuracies? And weren’t the directors for I.T. the same who created W.F.S.?
    Sorry in advance if this ground has been covered. If it has I’ll just blame it on the adult A.D.D. 😀

  2. JJ said: On the other hand, there are times that invisible entities do look after us and will sometimes save us from ourselves. If a disciple has some purpose to fulfill and is headed for disaster he may sometimes be saved from it by a message or some strange turn of events. I have had this happen a number of times. On the other hand I have also had accidents and bad turns in life that I had wished that could have been avoided, but no intervention came. I believe our helpers only intervene when absolutely necessary and am extremely grateful for the help I have been given.

    I can certainly relate to this statement, however my sense is that it is in preparation for future service. I have just entered the field and am now on my hands and knees planting seeds that will at some point in time bear fruit.

    Matthew

  3. JJ
    Is there a reason that I have been accurate on the Oscars and some other areas, but have missed the mark on football?
    Actually, there is a good reason for this. Some events around us are determined by what people think. Others are somewhat determined by thought, but sidetracked by random events.
    There are no random events in the outcome of the Oscars. To predict them one just has to tune into the mindset of the majority of the voters.

    Tom
    I thought that Avatar would win best Picture at the Oscars(back in 2009) . It did not. I was wrong, I guess the minddset of the people was not on the highest grossing movie of all time. I seem to be good with football predictions, however, which is strange. Avatar cleaned up at the Golden Globes, but failed to win the Best picture at the Oscars. So the best grossing movie of all time….passing Titanic failed to win.

    1. Actually I have also been pretty accurate on football. Outside of a bad yearly Superbowl prediction I hopefully predict that Boise State will win each game and they have won the last 29 out of 30 games so my percentage has been outstanding. That’s due to an outstanding coach and players more than ESP though.

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