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May 16, 2013

MAY: Simply Stated

Nikki has learned to use lots of words to attract attention. To add clout to those words, she talks about celebrities — people in the entertainment, athletic or political spotlights. 

She bills herself as the “Psychic to the Stars.” She lives in Canada and makes most of her appearances on Canadian radio and in Canadian clubs. I suppose if you are clairvoyant you don’t need to live near the stars to make predictions about their lives.

Take a glance at some of the predictions that she claimed were to have happened last year in 2012: An earthquake in Mexico City would destroy most of the city; giant prehistoric sea monsters would be found under the ocean; a stock market crash worldwide rivaling the 1929 crash would occur; An attack on the Vatican and the Pope would take place; the Holy Grail would be found; Ellen DeGeneres would join the Army for a week; Sylvester Stallone would be nominated for a Tony Award.

Nikki placed 121 celebrities on a death watch during 2012, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Willie Nelson, Daniel Craig, Sylvester Stallone, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Lindsay Lohan, Natalie Portman, Taylor Swift, David Letterman and Regis Philbin.

I assume that Stallone was nominated for the Tony Award as a sympathy gesture commemorating his passing. In briefly glancing through the lists, the only prediction on the watch that was correct was Dick Clark’s death. 

Predictions like this are fodder for talk; good for selling tabloids at the checkout aisles. The reason we don’t pay much attention to Nikki is that although she uses lots of words, most of her words just aren’t true.

In many ways, we all are a lot like Nikki. We all want people to listen to our words. We want to be noticed. We want people to pay attention. We begin to crave that attention at the earliest of ages, and deep down we never lose that yearning.

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