“The future has many names: For the weak, it means the unattainable. For the fearful, it means the unknown. For the courageous, it means opportunity.”
For the ones that are not weak, fearful or courageous, the future is simply something we, humans, made up. Representing just a product of our fascinating imagination, it cannot be defined or experienced. It has no starting point and it always ends up as being our past.
The weak ones are not able to write scenarios or dream as they no longer hope for something exceptional. Moreover, they settled so they no longer try to change. Being dead inside, their minds are letting them fade.
The fearful are the ones who assume that their lives are following a well-written path and that no matter what, they will end up accomplishing what they were truly meant to. Who can blame them for thinking so, when we are fed up with both the idea of God’s existence and the idea of making arbitrary decisions? Ordinarily, they notice the unknown when they picture the future for they are insignificant pieces in one man’s puzzle, who is just fooling around.
The courageous are those thinking outside the box, those who want to explore and witness that life is about more than just living. By seeking out, by believing that they can do further about their futures, they already win something. Furthermore, they look at the future as a painting they acquire to create and design with their own lives. By doing so, they meet no barriers such as death, because they succeed to live forever through their art.
We cannot just hatch scenarios in our heads and force ourselves to follow them, but by making them up we get empowered to actually live and not wait for an inevitable ending with our eyes closed.