If we could know our future, our DESTINY, would we want to know? I had an interesting talk with Christal Chai at Star Prototype China last week, and meant to follow up with a post to my blog. We thought that, hey, if we could find out our destiny, what we would end up in life, and what we would accomplish – WOULD WE EVEN WANT TO KNOW????
Today I spent about 5 hours on a bus to Shantou City, Guangdong. Was sent by Rosemary over in California to check out a toy factory. She checked out the google map from Shenzhen to Shantou, and related it to a drive up the coast of California!! In the skype, she then said…..well, it may not be ANYTHING like that, and yea…not at all. I took some snap shots and posted a crooked one from my mobile camera (Scott, I know…quality sucks, but deal with it, I’m not lugging around a separate piece of equipment). But this is life, this is living. My chinese still has a LOT of improvement to go…..and I still get by. I went solo. I used texts, sign language, pointing, and my broken Chinglish to get around.
Do I want to know where I am going to end up? Do I want to know if today was WORTH it? Or was it a waste of time?
Every day above ground is a good one! And I don’t want to know how it all ends that would just ruin the PURSUIT.
PLUS, if we know how the story of our life ends…..that in itself would change the outcome. if I knew I was going to be a rich millionaire international businessman, THEN I WOULD NOT BECOME THIS – because I would EXPECT it, and not fight for it. If I knew I would be a complete failure, lose everything I had, and beg on the streets for a daily dinner – then I would NOT EVEN try to be some crazy popular businessman……
NOT KNOWING how the story ends is the beauty of life. It is the treasure. There is another quote I try to keep in my memory:
Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery
Today is a gift…..
……thats why we call it the PRESENT!
And we have to treat each day as a gift. If we know what tomorrow would bring, it wouldn’t be a mystery, and therefore, today would not be a GIFT!