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Note to Self: Don't Suck in the Future
What would you tell your future self, if you could deliver her a letter? What do you want to remember, to hold onto, to figure out, to forget? Would it be anything like the above examples?
You could invent time travel and fly through dimensions to deliver the message, or you could just visit FutureMe.org, where people can write emails to their future selves and program when they are delivered. The instant I heard about this site I knew what I would write to my future self: People are always telling you to enjoy every minute of this time when your kids are small, and you do enjoy a great deal of it, but a lot of it is hard work. Whatever you do, don't turn into one of those old ladies who says "Enjoy every minute!" to frazzled, exhausted parents.
One of the best things about this site is that although they keep your information private, many of the letters appear (anonymously) online. It's fascinating (and, watch out, addictive) to read through these emails: Some people write themselves notes of encouragement, reminders to follow their dreams, reminders of what those dreams are. A few are frustrated rants about a bad situation; some are hilarious, like one man's writing to provide proof of a bet he and a friend have made about the longevity of Peyton Manning.
Clever, no? And so much easier than time travel.
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