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How do you visualise your future self?

  1. Apr 17, 2016 #1
    I read this somewhere "what you think you become" said by Buddha.
    I'm convinced that how you visualise yourself to be is how you really are.That must apply to your future self too.
    I'd be glad to see your worthy answers.
     
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  3. Apr 18, 2016 #2
    I can see myself as an engineering professor, author of different books and having a busy but happy life.
     
  4. Apr 18, 2016 #3
    :biggrin:

    Que Sera, Sera,
    Whatever will be, will be.
    The future's not ours to see.
    Que Sera, Sera,
    Whatever will be, will be.
     
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    Engineer..in some big, cool control room.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2016 #8
    I see myself dead, in about 700 years (at least).
     
  10. Apr 18, 2016 #9

    jim hardy

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    BBC series "7-up" follows several British children for decades exploring that question . You might enjoy it.....
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/...901/From-Seven-to-56-Up-the-story-so-far.html
    http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/what-56-up-reveals

    Maxwell Maltz's "Psycho-Cybernetics" was an early self-help book about "self image psychology" .
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psycho-Cybernetics

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  11. Apr 18, 2016 #10

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    But to answer your question,

    as a kid i loved the Walt Disney comic book characters of "Duckburg"

    especially the inventor Gyro Gearloose who lived in Grandma Duck's barn
    for his persona was just like my real life Great Grandfather, a clever blacksmith with a workshop full of contraptions he'd built
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyro_Gearloose

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    I too have a barn full of interesting projects and "junk".

    old jim
     
  12. Apr 18, 2016 #11

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    Like most popular Buddha quotes, it's completely fake. He never said this, and according to my knowledge of Buddhism, you would have disagreed with it. http://fakebuddhaquotes.com/what-you-think-you-become/
     
  13. Apr 18, 2016 #12
    In the future 'me' as sentient being will no longer exist,
    some of the material which constituted 'me' will probably become part of other living organisms though.
    In the extreme distant future the stuff that is now 'me' seems likely to become an indistinct contribution to a sea of low level radiation.
     
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  14. Apr 18, 2016 #13
    [/QUOTE]
    Some say it's true while others say it's fake.
    So we clearly do not know whether it is true or fake.
    If that's the case,let us trust the quote unmindful of who said it.If you don't believe in the quote,don't answer.But it's a good way of saying that your thoughts are the seeds that grow into actions which finally makes you who you become.
     
  15. Apr 18, 2016 #14
    Some say it's true while others say it's fake.
    So we clearly do not know whether it is true or fake[/QUOTE]
    I think that finding out the difference is the whole point of science.
     
  16. Apr 20, 2016 #15
    Pretty doctor!
    I achieved fraction of this dream at the time of birth by the grace of god. (He made me pretty) now the rest is my job!
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  17. Apr 20, 2016 #16

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    I think that finding out the difference is the whole point of science.[/QUOTE]
    But use science to determine the author of a quote?
     
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