How the heck do I know?

@celticeagle (123903)
Boise, Idaho
May 30, 2010 1:42pm CST
How do you look to the future? Do you look favoritively and positively? Or are you beginning to wonder about global warming,third world war and the anialation of the land through valcanoes, storms and man made stupidity? Or, do you just try not to think about it?! I welcome your thoughts.
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@bunnybon7 (43833)
• Holiday, Florida
30 May 10
sometimes i worry extremely about it. then i just tell myself to get my mind off cause there seems to be nothing i can actually do alone to make a difference. only support some causes and thats about it. frankly i just dont like to think about it.
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@GardenGerty (116733)
• United States
30 May 10
We can burn up a lot of positive energy worrying about negative things that we cannot prevent.
@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
30 May 10
I think we atleast need to make a plan for ourselves incase the unexpected happens. I believe in being proactive.
@May2k8 (10271)
• Indonesia
30 May 10
My future is in front of me. The person I see in front of me. People who become my role model. As long as I follow the pattern, like the people in front of me ... I'm are the future. I couldn't think about everything happen in this world, It is something that cannot be predicted and can occur at any time ... as I always remember to god. He is a keeper for me, protecting and giving pleasure.
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@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
30 May 10
And if something horrific should happen you have a plan to take care of yourself?
@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
31 May 10
But still I think we need to have a plan.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
31 May 10
my life is positive and what e4ver happens to the earth isnt in my plans lol All the things going on seem to be natrual happenings that we cant control. and now I am reading no global warming but the coming of an ice age!
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@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jun 10
I think we all try to be positive BUT how many of us actually have a plan if something horrible does happen?!
@VISHAL82 (31)
• India
31 May 10
See we hav lots of threats in our minds regarding our future. it may be regarding 2 global warming or storms & many more but i always kept one thing in mind dat man is mortal. every person who took birth in this world has 2 leave this world one day. so why we should get frustrated abt all these things. so i m optimistic towards my life........& dear everyone has alots of work & tension in their lives regarding studies, unemployment, homely affairs etc. so who hav so much spare time 2 think abt all these things.tell me whether i m saying anything wrong?
@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jun 10
Yes, I think there are many stressers for alot of people in everyday life. All the ones you've listed. But I think we should also have a plan incase there is some horrific thing that happens. Why would I think anything you have said would be wrong. It is your opinion and nothing wrong with that.
• India
1 Jun 10
dear i m agree wid u dat we hav to planned in future for any mishap as it is said 'prevention is better than cure'.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
31 May 10
I'm looking forward to 55 yrs old. After that I'll let you know.
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@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
31 May 10
Hope it is good for you. I am 58 now. I think we all need to have a plan.
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
31 May 10
The plan is that 6 months before 55, I apply and find out how much $ per month I get. Then I figure out how many bills I have to pay and how much $ I have to make per month and go from there. My car is paid off in June (by the middle of next month) so I hopefully will be able to keep this car for a while. My home will be paid off before 55. So I'll have to factor in maintenance and taxes, but otherwise, I should NOT have any big bills. So I can work part-time and be very, very happy! So my original plan of having the two big bills paid off is coming true. Then to work on the credit cards so I can have very little in bills to pay. I'm even hoping to have alternate energy-somehow-so our meter can go backwards and the electric company pays us.
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
31 May 10
I think about a lot of that stuff but I try to stay optimistic about tomorrow. If I can change it..then I put a lot more thought into it but if it is out of my hands..I can't drive myself crazy about it or I wouldn't be able to handle the daily grind.
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@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
31 May 10
But don't you feel you should have some plan incase something horrid happens?
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
31 May 10
I have thought about it. Like stockpiling water and canned foods or seeing a bomb shelter in TV and thinking..hmmmm. But the truth is that I don't know that it would really save me if there were something terrible happens. There are so many things that could happen that there is noway to prepare for them all. Besides that..with my luck..the one thing I didn't prepare for would be the thing that happened.
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
31 May 10
All this natural disaster,wars,man made stupidity events are basically out of our personal hands. I guess if you are religious you can pray about it, if your are not then i guess your can horde supplies for the closet calamities near your local area or states. FOr example if u your in new york , maybe u can horde gas masks,anthrax antidote,made a underground bom shelter? water and foods if u are in tornado hit areas, boats if u flood prone areas. PErsonally i leave in asian , without floods,without terrorist attack,volcano or earthquake. But more prone to high crime rate,inflation,increase cost of living, increase price of daily necessities food items ,medical health care and such.So i guess , i keep money for raining days, invest in a good health insurance,live within my means,be thirfy and such.And of course pray that if i die , i die quickly and not take long time and increase burden to my family.
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@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jun 10
It may be out of our hands BUT it would behuve us to HAVE A PLAN!
@manojt2 (179)
• India
31 May 10
I too make the same mistake and peep in the future or sometimes lag behind in the past. Most of the seniors say that you should not do that. Whatever we have got is the present time and we should think only about what we can do in the present time to have a fruitful future. Sounds hard isn't it? But can't help. We have been blessed with thinking power and day-dreaming and we just go on thinking what will happen to me after 10 years, 50 years so on. Or we just go behind and think of some events and try to correct our actions in our thoughts, thinking if I had behaved that way at that time, things would have been different today. Its not wrong to think about the future, but we should always have a feeling that everything is gonna happen nice, since the Almighty is gonna take care of us and all the well beings. Don't worry about the global warming, volcanoes, storms etc., they are natural phenomenon and nature will only cure itself. Today we are cruel enough to cut down forests and endangering other species, but one day human will behave like real human and all will be set well. Don't worry. Till then happy mylotting!
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@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jun 10
I hope you are right.
@bird123 (10564)
• United States
30 May 10
I noticed you only mentioned the bad stuff. What about the world is getting more educated, communications are getting better, the standard of living worldwide is better than the past, fewer wars,technology increases everyday,our medical knowledge is allowing people to live longer? Sure there will always be problems. Let's not forget that we can find solutions to it all. The future is bright and getting better and better as we go.
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@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
30 May 10
I mentioned only 'the bad stuff' because this was what I was focusing on. I wanted a answer on this situation or possibility of. Sure we can find solutions. That was my point. Are we? Do we all have a plan incase something does happen?
@Hatley (164226)
• Garden Grove, California
30 May 10
hi celticeagle I look positively towards the future following the rules of positivey.if you think positve you attract good things to you and that is what I need right now to mend my private life and get my son his great new job so I can move out of this glorious not retirement center and do for my self for a change.back into an apt. where I can get up when I want and go to bed whenI want.I believe in the law of attraction as its been proven by a lot of people to really bring only good things to you.
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@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
30 May 10
I wish I could work more on things like that. Maybe when I have a room of my own. I think I would feel better if I was able to.
@GardenGerty (116733)
• United States
30 May 10
I got a little gloomy about the future for a while earlier this year, but generally I stay pretty up beat. I look at all the contradictory stuff in the news, and I listen when science programs tell me things like this is not really an extra amount of volcanoes or earthquakes. If man does destroy the world, I am ready to go. I believe if/when it happens it will be by fire. I do my part to be responsible, and teach others around me to do the same. I try to raise my own food. I have a little set by for a disaster, some stored water, etc. and could handle a small emergency here at home myself. So I prepare for the worst, plan for the best and pray when I can.
@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
30 May 10
Good for you! I do think we all have to be proactive!
@rosie230 (1699)
30 May 10
I can't say that I don't think about it as that would be a lie, but however I try not to think to much about what could happen in the future, as I think that we should all just live day by day, and take whatever life throws at us day by day... I think if I was to think about what may or may not happen in the world in the future I would probably end up being quite paranoid about everything, and I don't think that it is a good thing to live like that. Enjoy life
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@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
30 May 10
I have to look to the future in both directions.
@LotRowena (159)
• Philippines
30 May 10
For me, it is a normal thing already that I am looking to my future favoritively and positively. I always dream, I always anticipate things which would have large effect on my future. But I am more concerned about nature now. I am wondering what will happen to us fights us back because of our untoward attitude to her. I am so much afraid whenever I think that really, we are nothing beyond compare to our mother nature. I am afraid of World War and any other ways of nation's fight. In the end, I always find myself thinking how can I possibly contribute to the wellness of our nature and at least of the nation where I do belong.
@celticeagle (123903)
• Boise, Idaho
30 May 10
Good for you! I hope you keep thinking that way.
@sender621 (14934)
• United States
31 May 10
It may be difficult to do sometimes, but we need to have a positive outlook for the future. If we don't have hope for the world we live in, we don't have anything real. There are a lot of issues that ww will have to deal with in our lives. Some can be controlled, and some can not. If we face our obstacles with optimism, anything is possible.