Honestly, I was very happy about the comments to my last article – What about the English. It has inspired me to write more in the world-wide spoken language, obviously the Czech teenage girls would like to practise their abilities. But where they could practise, if there are no interesting magazines, no serials or movies in TV in the original language? I decided to provide at least once per week some hopefully interesting article for those, who really wants to read in English.
The topics could be suggested by each of you. If there is anything, what interested you, write it to the comments and I will try to do some research and than write about it. As I told sooner, I am writing with mistakes, either grammar or stylistic. But on the other hand it is more important for you to understand the meaning of the sentence. So sorry again for the mistakes :-)Today I would like to speak (or write, whatever) about the horoscopes. We all know them. We all (mostly) read them and about 90% of us don´t actually believe in them. So what is the reason for reading the small article in daily news-papers or on web-pages? The answer is pretty simple – we want to know what will happen in the future. From the same reason some women spend plenty of money for fortune-tellers, palm-reading or personal horoscopes. But why we are so obsessed by our future? Why we just don´t wait and see what will happens?
In my opinion the fear of the future is the reason for all this madness. We are simply afraid and we want to know how many kids we will have, when we will get married or if we will have successful job. Honestly, I don´t think so that there are answers for these questions in the stars, but inside each of us. Just think about it – the number of kids will be influenced by yourself or by the deal between you and your partner. The job depends just on you as well, on your abilities and skills. But you will not recognize this if you will be reading horoscopes.
I have one theory, but unfortunately it is not from my own head – if you will blindly believe in horoscopes and that will tell you: “Don´t leave your room today, you could break your leg,” you can hurt yourself just because you believe that it can happen. The awful true about horoscopes is that usually they are written by redactors like me or anyone here on web, most often five minutes before going to print. That is my reason, why I don´t believe them… But to be honest, every morning I read my horoscope on internet. Just for the fun :-)
I believe in the characteristic horoscopes, which will tell you about yourself. I have to admit, that I have read the characteristic of my lunar and my Chinese horoscope and both are similar, so there must be something on it. I think there is the possibility, that people who were born in some particular month could have similar nature or skills. But it doesn´t seem to me very probable, that the same people could break their leg in one day!
Each of you can have her own opinion about horoscopes, but either you like them or not, I am almost sure that you read them in your favourite magazine. As well as I do…
Text: Kača M.