“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have today, so let us begin now.” These words of Mother Teresa are truly beautiful and have shown the reality of life and even inspired many too. If I had been given an opportunity to see and gain knowledge about my future, I would have given my answer in the way of a firm no. There are many reasons for this denial of a golden, life-changing chance to some.
On knowing my future and what I would be, is just like a fixed match. You know what is going to happen and will try to change it’s course which is against the law of destiny and against nature which can lead to a pandemonium. Moreover, we will stress ourselves thinking about the obstacles yet to come also leading us to forget about the present.
“Yesterday was past, tomorrow is future and today is a gift, this is why it is called ‘present’.” Life put us through many situations where we learn how to tackle them and learn to live life as it is. On the contrary, if we know our future, then life will be too straightforward. Life will not remain an adventure anymore, for if in our future we learn that we will become a doctor, then instead of learning all subjects and new things and hobbies, we will just focus on things related to the field of a doctor. This will also result in us taking life for granted and not know the true worth of life.
“One must always focus on the present, for the past was history, and the future will be a mystery.” On knowing what you are going to be will not allow you to leave that thing and dream for something out of the box. We must take life as it comes, because life is a lesson to be learnt and not an obstacle to be avoided.
At the end, I would just like to say that life is to be experienced and not something to flee away from. Now, summarizing from all the above reasons, I would be against taking this opportunity and decline it. I conclude by saying the following quote by Albert Camus: “Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.”