How do you visualise your future self?

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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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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.

I can see myself as an engineering professor, author of different books and having a busy but happy life.
 
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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.
: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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I see myself dead, in about 700 years (at least).
 
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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.

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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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".

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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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[/QUOTE]
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/
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.
 
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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.
 
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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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Some say it's true while others say it's fake.
So we clearly do not know whether it is true or fake
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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