Future Me
September 10, 2003 8:10 AM   Subscribe

Scribe, schedule and send a soliloqy to the self. [more inside]
posted by pedantic (6 comments total)
Some notes of interest on: change, self-perception, priorities.

I don't want to sway the thread towards any one bent, but I'm truly fascinated by the gravity, humor and personality that quite a few letters have. I'm also saddened to see how many people wish they will be happy. It reminds me of an exercise I once did where I wrote what I wanted my obituary to say. Afterwards, I wrote what it probably would say. Often, it says two entirely different things.
posted by pedantic at 8:11 AM on September 10, 2003

Guh. Forgive me for misspelling soliloquy. I get so wrapped up in alliteration sometimes. *sigh*
posted by pedantic at 8:13 AM on September 10, 2003

And some more concerning ones....I certainly hope that these peoples dreams, and wishes come true...
posted by mattr at 8:22 AM on September 10, 2003

Dear FutureMe,

You seem to have lost your 'tang,
it ran away to california, hopefully
you have had it returned, or found
replacement 'tang. realise that
the substitute is not a sollution
and a waste of your time.

Behold the power of 'tang.
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 8:41 AM on September 10, 2003

This is weirdly depressing. Is this all these folks could come up with?

What I really want is a way to email myself 10 or 20 years in the past, to pass on instructions and information. That would be nice.
posted by jokeefe at 2:08 PM on September 10, 2003

jokeere, amen. Very banal. Many ought to have said instead:

"Hey, did u lern 2 write yet? Do n-e thing big n gud? Or still do-en dope & ridin yr bike?"

Seriously, this could make for an interesting, thoughtful project. For instance, do you make a "Life To-Do" list so you can receive unexpected reminders of the goals you'd set at a certain period of life.

Write more general philosophical notes to yourself? Send motivational "pick-me-ups" to different dates? (If only I knew what dates I'd most need them.)

And jo, I too would love to write my past self. Although I'd have to think just as long and hard about what I'd tell PastMe.
posted by NorthernLite at 2:45 PM on September 10, 2003

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