A Forced Future

What is a forced future?

A forced future is a future that is imposed upon us either by destiny; elements that are just simply out of our control or by people that we encounter in our lives, who have the foresight, resources, or power that we do not possess to influence, and subsequently determine the trajectory of our lives.

Resistance is the byproduct of a future as such. Internal struggles are the consequence of this inevitably helpless fight. It is one thing to be inspired by story of someone, who has successfully climbed out of the deep well of life, while it is another, a completely different experience to live through it personally.

I often wonder if I truly have the free will and abilities to create and rejoice in a future that is authentically my own. In the eyes of others, I have all the resources and opportunities in the world to build a personal paradise. In the sentimental and observant heart of my mind, I always feel like I am being pulled and manipulated by the will of others at every major turning point of my life. The lack of choices and the restriction of the current circumstances deprive me off the enthusiasm to look forward to a prospect that is potentially big and bright.

Published by Robbie's Blog

I am a third-culture person who's navigating his way around Hong Kong and beyond. Come join me on this rollercoaster ride.

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