One of the usual questions people is asking to themselves is “What would I say to a younger version of myself?” But I would like to ask myself something opposite to this one, which is “What would I say to the older version (30 years from now) of myself?”
This is actually a good question to better understand the future and learn how to improve our attitude rapidly faster than we would commonly have. If we could stop for a moment and ask ourselves with this question, then we can start living the answers and be the best future version of our life. This isn’t an exercise for realization, but more of a question for betterment.
I’m already 23. This is the time where we usually begin to gain a bit of life’s perspective. People may say that this is a time where we still have so much to learn, age where we can explore and be a little spontaneous. But we also have to understand what the Philosophical Theory “Existentialism” emphasizes, which is “the existence of a person is the one who is responsible in determining their own development or failure through acts of the will”. It means that whoever we are in the future is the result of our actions and decisions today. But going back to the question and doing a little mathematical commonsense, if I’m 23 today it specifically means that 30 years from now I would be Fifty-three (53) years old. I have so much to tell to the future version of myself; I would definitely like to do a tete-a-tete and an unending day of conversation. But surely, one of the things I would say to the older version of me is ‘Congratulations for being alive at the age of 53, enjoy your retirement and travel around the world. Also, please don’t forget to read again the blog you posted when you were 23 regarding the question “What would I say to the 30 years older version of myself”’
If we know ourselves better and we know the processes of our thoughts then it is possible for us to see our older version. All we need to do is to stop all boundaries and allow our hearts achieve our older version and travel the path of betterment for the better us. Trust me, in three decades from now, our older version would be more mature and understandable because of the experiences, exposure, and all opinions and thoughts they heard from other people.
But most importantly, here’s another question we should ask yourselves today “Am I ready to face the future version of myself?” Because, all the lessons we learned and will learn are the same lessons they leaned from the decades of humanity.
But I definitely suggest, Talk to the older version of yourself, so you could be a better person today 🙂