Future Nostalgia

Reflect on your past hypotheses of your future. You can start with the ubiquitous question “What did you want to be when you grew up?” and go from there. How did you used to imagine your future? What were the aspirations and goals that you set for yourself? Did you or do you now pursue those goals, or did you change direction? Where did you imagine you would be at this time in your life ten years ago? After those reflections, also ask yourself: How does reflecting on your past imaginings of the future affect you now? In other words, what does experiencing future nostalgia feel like? Does it seem to have the same qualities that the others nostalgias have been having?