There is another problem with predicting the future, and that is having fear inhibit the talent. I have had two precognitive events, both just a few days before the person in the event died. The first time was when I was only about 13, and related to my grandmothers death. This was a clairaudient event where I clearly heard a voice (it sounded like my voice) tell me that I would wear the dress I had just bought and was showing to my grandmother to her funeral. My grandparents were living with my mother and I at that time. I don’t remember exactly when it was that she died, but I bought the dress after Christmas and was still having school summer holidays (being in Australia these are of course in Dec-Feb) so it would have been no more that 2-3 weeks after. I was really still a child at that time, and this didn’t effect me too badly.
The second was a dream. I had an Uncle in hospital recovering from an aneurisym (broken blood vessel in his brain) and he was getting better. Then, a Friday a couple of weeks after he had his first attack I had an extremely brief, extremely vivid dream of my grandfather sitting down slowly on a bench in a hospital hallway, looking shocked. I told a friend of mine about the dream on the Saturday and we had a good laugh. Then I got home from University on the Monday and not long afterwards had a call from my Aunt telling my Uncle had died of a second aneurisym that morning. My grandpa had gone to the hospital to visit him and had been informed of his passing when he had arrived.
I was only 19, and had been very close to my Uncle. I broke down at his funeral because I felt very, very guilty, like if I’d warned someone he would have survived or something. I’m older and wiser now, and know better, but I think that I must have shut down whatever talents I may have possessed, and I am indeed still struggling somewhat to ‘open up’ again fully. It was fear that has inhibited me, and fear of the future, if we see it, is something that will need to be dealt with if you see something that you are unprepared for.