“I’m not going to abandon the things that make me who I am because of a future that contains an ending I hadn’t foreseen for myself.”
~Captain Christopher Pike on Star Trek: Discovery~
In this episode, Captain Pike sees his future and it’s not a happy-joy-joy experience for him. Star Trek fans know the outcome, but I’ll leave that part out in case you are not currently a Trekkie, but are thinking about joining the awesomeness of
a crazy cult space exploration fandom.
How many of you would like to see your own personal future? Would you want to know in advance the result of your career aspirations? If you marry? If all of your hopes and dreams are realized?
I’m happy not knowing – part of the point of living is facing what is to come in real time – the good, the bad and the in between. It would be no fun going on vacation if I already knew what would transpire during that time. I also don’t want to know when my car will need expensive repairs or if I have to shell out additional taxes come January.
When the world seems like it is going to sh*t on any given day, I sometimes wonder if there are aliens out there who could take me to a future world filled with rainbows and unicorns. But then I worry that I would end up with the evil aliens, in a type of future Australia with Mad Max, always looking for gas, food and happiness.
So, I am okay to be me and let the future unravel as it comes.
How about you?
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