New year’s eve is often a time of reflection and even regret, as well as anticipation and hope for the year to come. But we can only live in the present, so as a great sage once said:
“Be not afraid for the future or regretful of the past, for the past was once the future, and the future will soon be the present, until it quickly becomes the past, again. In this way there is no past, present or future. Or something.”
Wise words indeed and ones we can all easily choose to ignore.
We lost many wonderful people in 2016, including some personal heroes like David Bowie. I suspect we also lost a bit of faith in human nature, with the UK’s Brexit debacle and the US presidential election demonstrating once again how the masses can be manipulated by ruthless sociopaths and morally bankrupt media organisations to vote against their own best interests. We now live in a post-truth world we are told, although I’m not sure if that is true or not.
Still, I have my own hopes and goals for the coming year: I certainly hope it will be a year filled with small individual triumphs and further great leaps forward for mankind. At the very least, a slightly less troubled world for us all. And when you step back and look at the bigger picture, the world is vastly better than it was, even quite recently in our history.
I also hope that President Trump (Don’t laugh, it wasn’t a bad dream and he really is about to become the POTUS) doesn’t start WWIII. Perhaps if he distributes free parmesan cheese to the population he really can make America grate again..
I hope we all get our own self-driving space cars and a robotic personal assistant to do all the boring stuff. Like work.
My personal goals include becoming better at blinking, finding another word for thesaurus and lastly for the blog to become a bestselling book / TV series / major motion picture / video game / knitting pattern. Or at least get a few new readers.
Einstein once said: “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one”. Or at least I think he did. We may have imagined it.
I trust that whatever persistent illusions 2017 brings you are good ones and hope you find some measure of peace, happiness and prosperity. Or at least a big bag stuffed full of cash and drugs.
Thanks for following and a very happy new year!
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