“Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow.”
– Kay, Men In Black
I recently stumbled on an old picture of myself at age 17, I looked like a whole different person back then. Aside from my dorky haircut, the physical attribute that surprised me the most was how naive I looked. Back then, my world consisted of playing video games, and it showed. There was something about my appearance that broadcast how clueless I was.
If the past and present versions of myself met I doubt they’d even recognize each other.
At 17 I knew nothing about fitness or eating healthy, I snacked on pizza and Dr. Pepper almost every day after school. I’d never considered starting a business. All my writings were stashed away in notebooks, least some stranger read my thoughts. I also knew that foreign countries were full of terrorists, and that nothing would ever be more important than whatever was going on within my tiny high school.
Looking back made me realize how much can change if you let it. Within three years all my preconceived notions had, more or less, been overturned as I learned more about my surroundings and abilities.
It’s beautiful to know that there are whole worlds out there we can’t even imagine yet. And that our “fundamental truths” may be proven wrong at some point in the future.
I can’t wait for what tomorrow brings.