People are always thinking about the future. What they’re going to become, what they’re going to have. But have you ever wondered if you’re attracted to the future? Let’s hear as Nancy Situ explains her complicated relationship with the future in her essay “The Future is All I Think Of”.
I’m in love with him. Who do you ask? The future. Perhaps it’s hard to imagine a state of time as someone to love so let’s put him in simpler terms. Imagine someone that abuses you, loves you, scares you, but comforts you. That’s the future. It’s impossible not to think about him. He’s always there. He’ll be there tomorrow, the day after, and he’ll be there until you’re not. There are so many reasons why I love the future.
There’s no one that can cheer you up like the future. When there are bad days, he’s always there to comfort you. Oh, you didn’t finish your assignment today? Don’t worry you’ll have time tomorrow. Did you lose something? I’m sure it’ll appear sooner or later. His naivety is contagious, he’s like a well of hope.
But I can’t control him. As much as I influence him, so does everyone else. My teachers always put him in the worst state. I want free time, but he’s already planned my schedule. Some things he’ll tell me …show more content…
He keeps me safe and reminds me that I can’t change things that have already happened. However, the past can change on me when I forget about him. I might think something has happened when it really hasn’t. He’s fickle. Plus, he brings up things I don’t want to think about. Do I remember the time I ? I didn’t, but now I do. He also affects the present and the future, so I try to stay on his good side. It reminds me of a word in German: “vergangenheitsbewältigung” and it means correcting a broken past for sake of the future. I wouldn’t say my past is broken, but I do try to mend things with the past so my future is in his best condition. No wonder they’re siblings. They’re so