I totally agree with this. I really believe our actions in the present really help determine what our future looks like.
Every action has a consequence. Sometimes, our consequences are good, others bad. It depends on how you handle the situations that come up in your life.
Kind of reminds me of two video games, one of which I’ve already played: Life is Strange and Until Dawn.
Life is Strange is a video game that centers around a high school student named Max Caulfield. Max discovers she has the ability to go back in time after saving her best friend Chloe Price from being shot. In Life is Strange, the player plays as Max as she’s going through school, controlling all of her actions throughout the game. Each decision you make in the game determines certain end results some of which are better than others. One of these outcomes is whether you save a friend from suicide or watch as she falls to her death, not being able to do anything about it. This event itself has its own consequences in the game just like all of the others.
Until Dawn is a horror game centered around a group of teenagers who spend their break at a friend’s house in the woods. Like Life is Strange, Until Dawn has player choice. However in this game, the choices the player makes determines the survival of the characters in the game. Unlike Life is Strange, I haven’t played this game myself so I’m not entirely sure of all of the actions the player gets to decide.
But in both of these games, the player’s actions have consequences. What you do in the present time in both of these games determines what happens to the characters in their future.
However, I believe real life is like that as well. I believe that every decision we make determines what will happen to us in the future in some way. I believe our choices now affect our future because the actions we take are for our future.
What we do now is important in order to continue living our lives. The steps we take now determine what will happen to us in the days to come.