The end of history illusion

For years, I’ve been meaning to write this book, a compilation of the most influential chapters of in life. The more I go on living, though, the less it seems possible that I’ll settle into a plateau where I can comfortably say I’m staying.

Some researchers over at Harvard seem to have drawn similar conclusions in a study they published last year. It seems that lots of people, not just me, recognize changes in their past but tend to have trouble estimating how much they’ll change in the future. According to the research…

“People, it seems, regard the present as a watershed moment at which they have finally become the person they will be for the rest of their lives.”

That’s exactly why I thought I could write a book. I thought I could write up to now, and now would be the conclusion. But as it turns out, I keep living. We all do. And so the chapters keep coming, even though I keep assuming I’ve become who I’m going to be for the rest of my life.