It is important to remember not only the past, but also the future?!HQman
“If you do not think about the future, you will not have it,” writes John Galsworthy.
“If you do not create your future in the present, you will not have the desired future,” thinks Ildus Chukmarov.
John Galsworthy is an English writer and playwright, author of the famous cycle “The Forsyte Saga“, a Nobel Prize winner in literature for “the high art of narrative, the apex of which is the Forsyte Saga.”
Considering the life of the family in the time perspective, as in «The Forsyte Saga», «The Quiet Don» by Mikhail Sholokhov, «War and Peace» by Lev Tolstoy or “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Mitchell, shows which events in the future are led by what we are doing in the present. This is the experience of the family as a whole, which we must take into account for our own lives and prevent the occurrence of undesirable events. Only a sensible and far-sighted person learns in other people’s mistakes, because neglecting the experience of his predecessors is a manifestation of ignorance, and therefore sooner or later lead to irreversible consequences. John Galsworthy gave his characters a metaphorical surname “Forsyte”, consonant with the term “Foresight”. At the moment, this word is understood as a technology for creating the desired image of the future, identifying options for the development of events and strategies for achieving the desired future.
Foresight basic principles:
– The future depends on the efforts made, it can be seen. So do not believe in those who offer you everything at once, without any effort;
– The future can have many options, it does not stem from the past, but is created in the present;
– It is possible to make forecasts, however, in the whole the future cannot be represented reliably, it is possible to prepare or prepare the future in the way we want it to be.
Foresight is necessary for the implementation of preventive actions, when analyzing certain variants of the development of events and for preventing undesirable consequences of our decisions or our choice in the present.
Another genius of the 19th century, the creator of famous Alice, Lewis Carroll, created the idea of responsibility not only for the past, but also for the future. Thus, in the conversation of the White Queen and Alice, the theme of the memory of the future is touched upon:
-One thing is good,- the Queen continued. – Do you remember both the past and the future!
-My memory is not like that, – said Alice. I cannot remember what has not happened yet.
-So, you have a bad memory, – said the Queen.
It is important to remember not only the past, but also the future! A good helper in this matter and a foresight tool is your quality life diary, if you seriously use it and act proactively. Proactively means to anticipate and take preventive actions to be prepared for the upcoming changes. Preventive actions begin with the question: “What should I do if the events develop not according to my scenario?”. Friends, remembering the future, thinking about the future, creating the future – is absolutely necessary to ensure the quality of our lives. And what do you think?
Ildus Adgamovich Chukmarov