Why shouldn’t life and our dreams of how the future, our own future, might unfold be a moon-shot?
Yes, a moon-shot!
I supposed you could just wait. No problem.
Just sit back and let the future unfold and waft over you.
It will …
The future will invade your life, not like a tidal wave. Not a targeted (you are the target) weapon set out to disable, dismantle and destroy you.
You can review and ruminate - slice it and dice it a gazillion ways without any impact on this one fundamental constant – the past is over, the future has begun.
That makes sense if you believe the future is inevitable, that you can do nothing about it and have no influence over it. I don’t feel that way – I believe the future, notwithstanding enormous portions of it we can neither predict or control, is something we can do something about. Not everyone’s future, but our own. I don’t mean we should be about getting, getting our way or getting ‘it all’. Rather, I mean we can make something happen that wouldn’t happen otherwise. If it is ‘of, for and about us’ we probably have a slim chance. If it is ‘of others, for others and about others’ it probably has a better chance.
Are you aboard the future train, or still waiting at the station? Or stuck in the past? At the end of this day, if you’ve done nothing new, forward looking or innovative, then aren’t you living in the past?
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk with Gusta: 9C/48F, clear and autumn – light chilly breeze feels great in my lungs, Gusta ate some grass and threw-up whatever was bothering her … and broke into a sprint! Yay! I’m feeling great about these waning days of summer and great new things on the horizon. I’m living in the future …
Hi Mark. Long time reader first time writing in…. I wanted to reach out and say your emails are the best part of my mornings! In a prior email you have heard about a “muffin man” who eats high calorie count treats often, I am pleased to say that “muffin man” is me and I have stopped eating muffins in the morning and started to pick up morning walks just like you. Thanks for the inspiration and keep on Musing our mornings, SN (the analyst formerly known as the “Muffin Man”), Toronto, ON
Awh, so true Mark for the writer and for the liver of a life, SF, Lethbridge, AB