How much do you think about the future?

Malaysia
September 25, 2008 5:58am CST
Hey there, I just noticed that the root to all my worries is that I worry too much about the future and now I am trying to break this habit of mine where I ponder and ponder and ponder about what's gonna happen next, who I am going to meet next, what will people say about me next. I've been trying for a week now and find mself not worrying too much but still everyday I wake up worrying about the future. Albert Einstein is quoted saying, 'I don't think about the future because it comes soon enough'. There, even a great thinker doesnt think about the future. SIgh How about you? Do you worry about the future like me?
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Every now and then.. At least two times in a month or so.. I just want all aspects of my future to be great and exciting, filled with the blessings of the Lord!
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• Malaysia
27 Sep 08
May LOrd bless you ^^
• Poland
25 Sep 08
Yeah man! when i think about the future i really get worried ! what i'm going to do what's gonna happen! really scary thou .
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• Malaysia
27 Sep 08
Humm... maybe you should think less?
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• Japan
25 Sep 08
I just plan for the future, I don't believe in worrying about the future. I have two kids. If start worrying about the future, what they will do? I have to take care of them first, before worrying. Future is what we make out of our present and present is what came out of our past. So make the present good, it will take care of the string.
• Malaysia
26 Sep 08
That is a very nice way of seeing things. Thanks for enlightening me..^^
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@xayuk69 (268)
• Malta
25 Sep 08
Yes I worry too much about the future just like you and I am also trying to break this habit because many times it makes me feel depressed. I wish i could only live in the present but it is very difficult not to worry at all! I wish I could!
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• Malaysia
25 Sep 08
Yes we have the same problem.. It's a vicious cycle... we must break if not we can never enjoy anythiung...
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@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
25 Sep 08
Hello,Kusumi! I never go in to the past life,as it is already gone.No use in thinking for the past and bothering head.So also I never think for the future as it is quite uncertain.Why should I bother my head what I have not seen or I don't know?Giving thoughts for past or future means you are inviting tension in to your mind.So I am happy with the present and don't like to effect peace of mind any way.thanx.
• Malaysia
25 Sep 08
Thanks for stating that it's pointless pondering about the future... I need that lil bit of reassurance...
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• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Yes, just like you and most people, I worry too much about the future. It's a hard habit to break. It's funny because out of that habit, I even start creating movies in my head on how things would end or what would happen, and you know, not all the time, I think about good endings. So I try to divert my attention so that I wouldn't worry too much. That's why I hate being idle because all I do is think about things that hasn't happened yet.
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• Malaysia
25 Sep 08
Wow... glad to know i'm not alone....i imagine in my head too..
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I am a person who just thinks a lot in general. I think about past,present and future. I know I should leave a lot of the things in the past behind me and just worry more about the here and now. I do fret about the future. I have to be truthful. I worry over my son and how he will be when he grows up. He is only five years old now but I do think about his well being and if I will have grandchildren. How is the world going to be in the next twenty or thirty years? And then I worry how I will be in the future. Will I live a long time? These are just the questions that come up in my head from time to time. But right now I think that it serves me best to stay in the present.
• Malaysia
25 Sep 08
Hurmmm.. I have the same bad habit and now i am trying to kick it. I develop this habit becoz I am always right at predicting..
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@teclive (247)
• Canada
25 Sep 08
Tomorrow's a mystery, Yesturday's history Today is a gift, tis why they call it the 'present' dont worry about what cant be undone, dont worry about what hasnt happened..live for the gift of today :)
• Malaysia
27 Sep 08
Thanks for the poem.. Nice way of seeing things.
@teclive (247)
• Canada
27 Sep 08
Not a problem :) I am glad you enjoyed it :)
• India
25 Sep 08
Yeah, getting anxious about future is quite natural. It needs lot of practice and awareness to stop really worrying about the same. There are people who takes life as it comes and they prove to be stronger than those who always worry. I often do get worried about something or the other that is much futuristic.
• Malaysia
2 Oct 08
Yesss.. people who stop worrying abt the future are usually stronger....
• India
25 Sep 08
Every one do for securing the future because every one thinks a lot of future and take tension and i too do the same thing and tried many things to divert to think about it but it couldn't help me to stop thinking about my future.
• Malaysia
28 Sep 08
Hurmmm... I guess it's a hard habit to stop
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
yeah i do..so much of too much..i think about it every single minute of what will gonna happen next..what would it be like tomorrow and the following days..maybe this is also the reason why i get so stressed everyday because i cant help it but think what will gonna happen next...i'm so focused with my life and i know i am not enjoying life the way i should enjoy t...t could be because of the past life i had reason why i always worry about what's next in life..
• Malaysia
27 Sep 08
Hey angel of charm, we are the same.. I am not enjoying my life as much as I want to and I was trying to change myself to see if it has something to do with my mentality... ^^
@chinna533 (309)
• India
25 Sep 08
ya i will be thinking about it when iam free of work. and just think what should/could/would be my future about..and it may be daily also..
• Malaysia
27 Sep 08
Hurmmm it's good if u are an optimist but if you are pessimist then,...
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
25 Sep 08
Well, koharukusumi, we are all a work in progress. In my younger years, I did worry quite a bit about the future, what others thought of me, was I a "good person", etc. However, with age comes freedom from many of those anxieties. I think it is great that you are working on reducing your worry. Maybe you can put your emotional energy to better use by actually doing what you can do during the day to improve yourself (school, studies, take care of yourself physically, make good friends, etc., etc.). I wish you the very best in life. Take care.
• Malaysia
27 Sep 08
Yes... I am learning that.. There are energies other than physical energy.. That's why we get tired thinking about the future too much,eh?
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• China
2 Oct 08
Hi, I think we should plan for the future,but it isn't necessary to worry about!Instead,I always remember the past!Have a lovely day!
@nlcapricorn (1115)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
Expect the unexpected in other words. Well Its normal to think about the future. In my side i just not worrying about it. What will happen to me will happen no matter it will be good or bad. All i can do is ready myself to what will happen next. Just like in a relationships, i always have myself ready whatever consequences that will come. That is life anyway. Worrying will just make you old..haha.So stop thinking about it my friend and be happy!
@rkrish (3003)
• India
26 Sep 08
I never and I live for the day maximum times. Future are going to be outcomes of present things, so do and concentrate on your present to make a bright future is my policy and i keep and work for present. So be present at present times to keep you good in future present times.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
26 Sep 08
This happens to a lot of us and it does create enough of worries and stress. But when you do reach that point of time you really start wondering whether it was worth all the attention that you gave it. Having said this one needs to do some thinking into the future, some long term thinking and some short term thinking. That way we keep to our goals and path.
@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
I think about the future a lot but not really about what people say about me or who I am going to meet. I think about my life in the next say, 5 years. I think about me working, earning, saving up money and doing things I've been wanting and planning to do ever since I could remember. I don't think about literally tomorrow's future but my future in the long run.
@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
26 Sep 08
When I was younger I used to think about it a fair bit but now that I am older I do not think about it much at all. I do think about the things that I plan for but they are usually only in the current week or two. I certainly do not think about the future more than that. These days I live in the present. If you are thinking about the future so much then you are not living in the present and so you are not really living your life because your life only happens in the present. There really is only the here and now. When the future you are so worried about arrives then it becomes the present. Why worry about the future as it may never happen and it is a waste of your life to worry about something that never happens.
@seraj143 (75)
• India
26 Sep 08
Hi folks I don't think I ever have thought of the future.I don't even like the system of pondering, pondering, and pondering of the heart for what will happen in the future. The one thing I trust is myself and my abilities. So rather than thinking of the future what I do is put my best in all my efforts that's all in the ways i prefer and if something goes wrong for me tomorrow i wouldn't have to blame someone else. I would take it accepted that what happens to me today is for something I have done yesterday or the day before so is my life too.I even don't believe in some Mr.x or Mr.Y's Blaa........Blaa.........Blaaaaaa. I do what I think and I hold as my opinion and my opinion is every human being is gifted of the potential to think and understand from his school of life.