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[Pick the date] Reference: Cold Reading. (2009).
Retrieved July 10, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_readingPalmistry. (2012). Retrieved July 10, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmistry
“Know your fortunes here! Try and see magic! Know howto attract fat lady ‘luck’ on your side!” This is another common
advertisement of psychics and fortune tellers. Palmistry is one of the many weapons from their arsenal. Palmistry
refers to the artof characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm, also known as palm reading, or chirology.
From my background, I’m fond of cheap tricks and mind
manipulation. This so-
called ‘magic’ is just another myth. Clearly,
humans have ups and downs all throughout their lives. Palmistryis just another medium for using
cold reading
. Cold reading, mostof the times (especially if the teller is experienced), are generaltruths which applies to everyone.When I was a high school student, I use palmistry as a
weapon for attraction. Well, who doesn’t want to know their
future, right? I will associate all the lines in their hands about theirdaily lives and throw a series of 
truths. The declining linebetween the thumb and index finger is about your life. Now, mostof the time, there are empty or even ragged lines in it. But thecatch here is to associate such lines about negative thoughts. Onthe other hand, beautifully aligned or straight lines will be a signfor positive event. Lastly, you need to really impress the subjectand persuade them into believing you. The recipe for a goodfortune teller is all about charisma and cleverness!I truly admit that the creator of this is a cunning genius!
It’s simply associating our daily lives to a s
eries of patterned lines.Now, I wish people who believe in to such myth will not truly rely
on them. For, fortune isn’t destined but shaped. You may just use
it as a symbol of hope or maybe for some, socializing. Only thehand of God truly knows what lies ahead.
cold reading
 - a series of techniquesused by mentalists, psychics, fortune-tellers, mediums and illusionists todetermine or express details aboutanother person, often in order toconvince them that the reader knowsmuch more about a subject than theyactually do.

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