Dan Gilbert gives a TedTalk on the phenomenon of how we change throughout our lifetime and how we tend to underestimate the amount of change we will make in the future. He calls for the “end of history illusion,” where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we’ll be for the rest of time.
Hint: that’s not the case!
“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.. The person you are right now is as transient, as fleeting and as temporary as all the people you’ve ever been. The one constant in our life is change.
What would it be like to acknowledge that we create our future selves with every choice we make?