Whatever will happen to us?

I wonder about the future a lot.

I think about what will happen to me, to my family, and to my friends. Who will go where in life? What will happen to the rest? It’s all a mystery to every single one of us, seeing that we can’t predict for sure what will go on the next day.

There may be some cases where people know exactly what they’ll be doing and exactly how they’re going to do it. But I’ve found that about 99.99% of the time, people my age don’t have a clue of what they want to do with the rest of their life. I mean, there are some people who do kind of have an idea of what they want to get into professionally, but they aren’t sure. Not at all.

I’m in that category of people- At this point, I want to study art, film, and animation; basically any stuff in that general area. But then I look at what I’m doing at school, and I find myself really interested in English and biology. I could easily see myself doing so many different things when I get older, and frankly, it’s a bit overwhelming. Just the thought that in a very short time I’ll be applying to colleges scares me. Even seeing all my cousins going off to college one after another shakes me a bit, because I realize that as they grow older, I grow older too. The world keeps moving forward- time stops for no one.

But I guess it’s all just life. Things will be different every day, and not everything will go as planned. Sometimes a change in design could be for the best, and other times maybe it would work perfectly against that. There’s no way to know for sure what’s going to happen to any of us, because a lot of the times when you think that something’s going one way, it turns out the exact opposite. In some cases it might seem like the ability to know about these “curveballs”, if you will, before they’re thrown at you, but I think that being surprised just makes everything more interesting. Somehow knowing exactly what’s to come is very dull, especially if it were always that way.

So what do you think- would you want to know what’s coming your way before it does, or would you want to find out for yourself by actually experiencing it?

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