The 5 things that scare me about the future…
The future! Where will you be in 30 years? How will the world look? Will we all be walking around in white lab coats communicating with each other through VR? Will you be rich? Will you be poor?
These are only some of the questions I’m sure we’ve all thought about at some stage in our life’s.
Now, although I’m somewhat an optimist and go with the flow type of guy. I do like to know what direction I’m moving in.
However, with the pace of technology, politics and social media, one really has to question what the world will be like in the next 30 years!
These are 5 of the things that scare me about the future
VR – Virtual Reality
VR, VR, VR! Virtual Reality for those who don’t know. I had my first virtual reality experience a few weeks ago and it was crazy to see just how real the surroundings looked and felt.
Something like this could go as far as replacing basic human interaction. On the other hand, it could do great things for education! Think about when you were in your history lesson learning about World War 1, with VR students will be able to live in those moments through VR.
Being a good parent
Growing up I had an ok relationship with my parents, more so my dad than mum. Probably, because my mum was always the one giving me those serious African punishments everytime I got in trouble at school! #Ifyouknowyouknow.
This has made me think of the pressure that comes with being a parent. In addition to my need to be the good cop and provide for my little ones with as much as possible (fingers crossed I have little ones, I’m currently alone in the dark writing the post and very much single).
Now, as much as I like to be spontaneous and embrace the unknown, there is a part of me that’s like “f*ck will I really make it to where I want to be.”
Quick story: When I was 10 I went to Nigeria for a family holiday. Long story short, my cousin’s grandma could do Vudoo and read his palm. In it, she said he would go onto be a big musician. Before she could read mine and tell me about how I too would be playing live at the Madison Square Garden, my aunt ran into the room and pulled us away. #stress
The creepy part is that he is now a popular musician in the UK music scene (I won’t name drop). NOW! Take a second and think, from the age of 10 I had the opportunity to know how my life would turn out. Think of what I could have done with that information.
This is where my fear of the unknown comes from, but I’m over it now tbh. Just LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE HAHA!
Finding the one
I feel as though the majority of us singletons have probably thought about this at some stage! Will you actually find that special person? That person, who loves you for you. That person who you can wake up to in the morning and not feel like you need to run out the house because they didn’t look like that last night (trust me I’m speaking from experiences ha).
But seriously, right now I’m seeing so many of my friends settling down, having kids and building a family at 25! Makes me think am I running out of time. Although, I believe we should never get into a relationship until we know who we are, what we can offer and not settle for short-term happiness.
I’ve got nothing!
To be honest, I wanted to write about 5 things, but if I say a 5th now it would be a lie and we didn’t get into this relationship to lie to one another. So, unfortunately, those are the FOUR things that scare me for the future!
Till next time :).