If There Was A Way To See The Future, What Would You Want To See?

We are all vulnerable.. susceptible to it. The dread and anxiety of not knowing what is about to come the very next second. Each night, even though the thought never clearly crosses our mind, we heave a sigh of relief that the day has gone by without any hassles. Each night, after a long hectic day of unpreparedness of what is about to strike us the very next moment, we are grateful that we have managed to get through the day. The future, the very next moment, the very next day- all of them hold our wildest hopes. They hold the possibilities for a myriad miracles that can change our lives. And in the same breath, they hold our deepest fears. It worries us every night that what if something bad happens the next day? What if the things we’ve been running from suddenly spring out of nowhere? Do we fall back on the things we’ve known? Or do we face them head front and fight our way through? Or do we take a step back and drown into nothingness?

We spend our whole lives worrying about the future, planning for the future, trying to predict the future. As if figuring it out will somehow cushion the blow.

What if..Β what if..Β there was actually a way to see the future?

Wouldn’t you want to know about the people who’ll stay by your side when you breathe your last?

Wouldn’t you want to know about the glorious moments that await?

Wouldn’t you want to know if you have a chance with the boy sitting next to you in the cafe?

Wouldn’t you want to know if every tear and every pain that you survived was worthwhile?

Wouldn’t you want to know where life would lead you?

Wouldn’t you want to know about every significant thing that happens in the future?

Wouldn’t you want to know the perfect answer to “Where do you see yourselves in the next five years“?

Wouldn’t you just want toΒ know?

Instead of living in the dark, wouldn’t it be pleasant just to see a glimmer of what is about to arrive?

If there was indeed a way to see the future, I would want to know if I would be standing in my kitchen, looking out through the window at the vast expanse of the ocean, while stirring a hot meal. I would want to know if I would be smiling then. I would want to know how my heart feels. I would want to know if the ocean still sings. I would want to know if I’m alone, humming in the rather empty house, all to myself. I would want to know the person who would be calling on my phone at that very moment.

If there was indeed a way to see the future, I would want to see the course of my life. I would want to know every speed breaker I’ve managed to cross. I would want to know of every dark day that has changed my life. And I would want to know of the brighter days I will have.

If there was indeed a way to see the future, I would want to see my wildest hopes carrying me through. I would want to know of the miracles the future holds. I would want to know how bright the sun shines when I’m eighty. I would want to know if I would someday drive down a long, long road.

If there was indeed a way to see the future, I would want to know of the sunsets and sunrises I wake up to. I would want to know so much more.

If there a way to see the future, what would you want to see?

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12 thoughts on “If There Was A Way To See The Future, What Would You Want To See?”

  1. I’m torn about this. I, like most people. often worries or wonders about what the future may hold. Perhaps I’m happier now that I can’t see, in my relative ignorance of what lies before me. Excellent post!

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  2. Very amazing! This question has been running in my mind for weeks already. On what will happen to me five or 10 years from now. I hope we know the answers. But we just can’t. We just have to live every moment that we have and make it as the foundation for a better future.

    Very nice post! πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  3. I worry a lot about the future, yet I’m not sure if I would want to see it. If I would see that I’d become succesful, I might become lazy because it will happen anyway. Maybe I’ll end up miserable, and I might give up and become, again, lazy.
    Maybe I would want to know if I’ll ever find my way, even though it probably will.
    XXX

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  4. I would want to know if my son will ever speak to me again. I would want to know if I will have enough money to retire. I would want to know if I’ve truly inherited Dad’s coronary disease. I would want to know if I will be alive during the Third World War. I would want to know if I am going to simply pass away in my sleep.

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