The Future Is Scary

The future is scary. It’s scary because it’s an unknown. As humans, we have this natural tendency to want to know what is going to happen, whether it is good or bad. We want to know what path we will take in life and where it will lead us. This tendency is why people go to psychics in hopes of learning what is waiting for them later on in life.

But we will never know what’s going to happen in our future. That’s all there is to it, and it’s absolutely terrifying. We can spend our entire life trying to reach one goal and end up somewhere we never expected to be. The future is unpredictable and there’s nothing we can do about it. The psychic has no more insight to your future than you do. They just conned you out of some cash in order to make a living.

We can make all the plans we want, reach all the goals we set, but we might not end up where we thought we would be. Curve balls will be thrown our way and plans will change and that’s just how it is. We have to be ready for these changes and try to handle them as best we can. Sure, we might mess up along the way, but that’s OK. Mistakes happen.

We just have to do our best and accept the fact that we don’t know what is coming next. Things are always changing, always progressing, and we are as well. We are always growing, always learning. That means that our futures are changing and evolving along with us and the world around us.

We will most likely never end up where we thought we would, and that’s OK. I know I’m not where I thought I would be right now. Four years ago, if you would have asked me where I would be going to college, I can assure that I would not have said Wisconsin. It isn’t very high on the list of places someone from California wants to go to college. I wouldn’t have expected to say I’m a double major and a double minor. I wouldn’t have expected a red-head to become my best friend and a sister to me or have friends that are there for me no matter what. But I’m glad that I am able to say all those things even though I never thought I would. Because those are some of the best things I have to say and they some of the most important things to me.

I’ve been a planner my whole life. I liked to know what was coming next, but at the end of the day, there was no way to know. That is something I had to come to accept and it wasn’t easy. I still try to have some sort of plan or schedule. I always know what needs to be done and when, but beyond that, I don’t plan anything anymore. Because plans change and I have no way of knowing what is going to happen.

I still set goals and try my best to reach them, but I understand that even if I hit all those goals, I still might not end up where I thought I would be, and that’s OK.

People say that random things happen in life and they take you off the path you were on. But life isn’t random. It always leads you right to where you are supposed to be, even when it’s the last place you ever thought you would wind up.

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