Seeing The Future

Seeing The Future

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Opaque – Not able to be seen through; not transparent.


“We may have a better reflection of ourselves in the mirror depending on how thick the opaque substance behind it is; the lighter the substance, the poorer the image; the thicker the substance, the better the image.” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Things are opaque to us, and we are opaque to ourselves.” – Jacques Maritain

“The earth is heavy and opaque without dreams.” – Anais Nin

“The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face.” – Jim Bishop


A lot of times peoples see past all of the good things you’re doing in life and just see the one bad thing. I see this happen a lot with parents and their kids. The good things the child does and achieves in life they won’t recognize as much as what the child does bad. I think that they should be equally approached. Otherwise the child isn’t going to care about the good things they do because they are going to feel like they don’t matter. Another thing that is opaque is our future. Like Jim Bishop said, when you try and look into the mirror you will only see a worried face through the dim outlines. A lot of us are afraid of what the future holds. Especially people just going off to college and graduating. When we look into the future it does scare us a little, at least I know it scares me. It’s because the future is opaque and you don’t know what’s going to happen or what you will have to encounter. Especially for me being young, I’m scared of something big happening in my life like a war or some type of tragedy. We want to be able to plan the future and know every step but we can’t, so many unexpected things happen. Just the littlest of things that happen can change your future a great deal. Even though we can’t see our future clearly, we can still make positive choices in the present that can have a positive impact on our future. All we have to do is try to sculpt our future and be prepared to deal with obstacles that may come our way. There are so many opaque things in life, the future, how we see ourselves, how we see the world, and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. As much as it’s scary that we can’t see the future, I think that it would be scary if we could see the future. Don’t you? If you knew that in 10 years something bad was going to happen the you or the world, how would you feel?

My question to you is, would you rather want to know what’s going to happen in the future or not know?

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to answer the question in the comments below! Thanks!!!



16 thoughts on “Seeing The Future

  1. Loved the quotes you shared and the way you related opaqueness to future … our future has already been sculpted but we can only feel anxious in dealing with it.

    Pls do go thru my latest blogpost on steal like an artist and looking glass
    And give your personal opinions 🙂

    Advaita .

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  2. I have been told to think in the now. Make the most of the now. Not to say planning isn’t necessary some times, but I plan for the best and not for the worst. If the worst comes, I’ll keep planning for better days.

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  3. I guess we worry about the future because it doesn’t feel guaranteed, and therefore it raises anxieties — I don’t think knowing the future (if that were possible) would lessen those feelings, especially if the future isn’t favourable! Concentrating on the present is the best path forward, but it can be difficult as we often find ourselves drifting between thoughts of the past, present, and future. But saying that, I believe there is a theory that all three run parallel (not linearly) and co-exist within the same moment, which means, therefore, our future is already set. We know so little about the universe, who knows it might well be true.

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  4. Love the quotes. As tempting it sounds to know the future I think I’ll take my chances. Live in the moment maybe. I’ve tried planing things but they never turn out the way I wanted. So I think no point in worrying about the future.

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  5. yes, parents and their behavior do have a huge impact on the child. many issues, self-doubts and insecurities stem from past events specifically during the early childhood with the parents involved, you brought it up so nicely in this text!

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