Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Expecting a future

Parkinson's didn't rewrite my future; it rewrote my expectations of the future. We all make plans for the life we want and lock these hopes into a rigid pattern that acts as a reference and scale to measure our lives. These hopes and expectations can become our “future” and be perceived as the only path we can travel down.

However, we live in a highly complex world with many variables and therefore we live in a largely unpredictable world; we make such elaborate plans and orientate our lives towards the future in an effort to subdue the nature of the world. But the unpredictability seeps through and dilutes our expectations until our future becomes what it is: a currently non-existent, largely unknown series of events. The future is unwritten.

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