“Prophets and Losses” was an interesting article about Stephen Glass’ work as a psychic during the night. I did not really understand why an Ivy League graduate wanted to become a psychic when he already had a great job, but he seemed very invested in working as a one. Glass used the argument that most people call psychics just to talk to somebody and have them be reassured. Glass also claims that the phone psychics mainly tell people about what happened to them in their past. This seems silly to Glass because someone who was not there is telling someone who was there what happened.
This article made me come to the conclusion that if you have education and will-power, you can do anything. Glass was someone with an Ivy League education but no actual knowledge about being a psychic, and with determination, he became a terrific psychic. One thing I really enjoyed about this article was the story about Rochelle who worked at McDonalds and thre the bucket of secret sauce. I thought that story brought some needed humor to the article. I also liked the comparison of Sally, a fellow psychic, to Holden Caulfield. Overall, I thought this was a very enjoyable and interesting article to read.