October 13, 2013 9:41 pm at 9:41 pm #610876
If you were given the opportunity to know one detail from the future, what would you choose to know? Keep in mind, that knowing that detail may actually change whether that detail is correct… for example, knowing your day of death might change the way you live your life and might change your day of death. This detail that you are finding out is assuming your life goes on without knowing that detail.October 13, 2013 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #983809Bookworm120Participant
I would want to know if I will have access to a time machine in the future.October 13, 2013 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm #983810
While there are lots of things I would like to know for curiosity’s sake, I think the one future detail that would probably have the most practical impact on my life would be knowing the lottery numbers.October 13, 2013 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm #983811SanityIsOverratedParticipant
What I’m having for supper. This way I won’t spend so much time choosingOctober 14, 2013 12:13 am at 12:13 am #983812the-art-of-moiParticipant
I dont know… that is a really great question, though.
There is so much i would want to know, like do i end up sane? Do i ever figure out where to get social skills? do i ever end up putting out an album of my songs? do i have a relationship with a mentor? do i get married? do i ever answer those creepy questions that keep me up at night?October 14, 2013 1:18 am at 1:18 am #983813OutsiderMember
I think the best detail one could know is one that would save one from wasting one’s time. For example: Will I ever get married, will save me a lot of time if I’m dating.
Another: What’s the best job I will ever have, will allow me to focus on doing the best at my career and not worry so much about getting that next promotion. How many kids will I have … etc. etc.October 14, 2013 3:56 pm at 3:56 pm #983814oomisParticipant
Lotto winning numbers for a major lottery, works for me. This way I could plan all my tzedaka donations in advance.October 14, 2013 3:58 pm at 3:58 pm #983815oomisParticipant
On a serious note – knowing when Moshiach is coming, so I could truly be prepared, and not just “think” I am ready.October 14, 2013 4:20 pm at 4:20 pm #983816RedlegParticipant
You know, the future may be as immutable as the past. Suppose you found out that you would die (C”S) on April 5, 2023 of heart disease. Okay, so you lose weight, stop smoking, eat right and exercise. you maintain yourself in superb health. On April 5, 2023 you are crossing the street and get hit by a car whose driver had a heart attack behind the wheel.October 14, 2013 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #983817
As much as I would want to know when Mashiach is coming, I dont think it would, or it should, affect my life. My avodas Hashem is not dependent on when Mashiach will come, and it might depress me if it’s not for a while.October 14, 2013 4:34 pm at 4:34 pm #983818streekgeekParticipant
I would politely decline as I don’t see any point of knowing the inevitable before it happens. And I like surprises.October 14, 2013 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm #983819
street- I basically agree with you. I just don’t care to be surprised by random lottery numbers. That’s something I’d like to know in advance.October 14, 2013 6:04 pm at 6:04 pm #983820streekgeekParticipant
Keep in mind, that knowing that detail may actually change whether that detail is correct…
And I won’t start ranting about how my name is always misspelled, miscomprehended and totally mistaken…October 14, 2013 6:27 pm at 6:27 pm #983821SanityIsOverratedParticipant
Well, I already found out my futureOctober 29, 2013 7:18 pm at 7:18 pm #983822👑RebYidd23Participant
No. If there will be a time machine in the future, the people of the future have contacted present and past persons and we would know.October 29, 2013 7:23 pm at 7:23 pm #983823OhTeeDeeParticipant
i think if i had emunah i would want to know what happens when i die. but i’m pretty sure i know. (worm food)
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