Self-fulfilling prophecies

Self-fulfilling prophecies do not have people in them. They are filled with characters that move the prophecy towards its inevitability.

Finding myself cast as one of those characters saying the expected lines is sobering and disturbing to me.

Especially when I excel at the role given to me.

More disturbing than that: When I realise I am using others as characters in my prophecies and setting them up to perform their roles most masterfully.