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{{TheFWD header}}{{DISPLAYTITLE: 12. There is No Future - Eleanor Saitta}}
 
Futures are funny things.  We plan for them, think about them, and obsess over them, as individuals and as families, groups, cities, even cultures.  We expect our futures to create a coherent narrative with our past.  Our media is saturated with experts, telling us how the future will unfold.  Even when they're telling us they don't understand what's happening, they do so from a position of expertise, a position that says, "Not to worry, chaps, our top minds are working on the problem.  We'll have this whole 'future’ thing wrapped up in no time."
 
Futures are funny things.  We plan for them, think about them, and obsess over them, as individuals and as families, groups, cities, even cultures.  We expect our futures to create a coherent narrative with our past.  Our media is saturated with experts, telling us how the future will unfold.  Even when they're telling us they don't understand what's happening, they do so from a position of expertise, a position that says, "Not to worry, chaps, our top minds are working on the problem.  We'll have this whole 'future’ thing wrapped up in no time."
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There is no plan.  There is no actual grand narrative.  Think about what may happen later, but live, learn, and act in the now.  Look into the dark corners that narratives want to forget and that make you uncomfortable.  Don't ignore the truth just because it doesn't agree with the world you want, because it's the world you're going to get.
 
There is no plan.  There is no actual grand narrative.  Think about what may happen later, but live, learn, and act in the now.  Look into the dark corners that narratives want to forget and that make you uncomfortable.  Don't ignore the truth just because it doesn't agree with the world you want, because it's the world you're going to get.
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