If you could read a book containing all that has happened and will ever happen in your life, would you? If you choose to read it, you must read it cover to cover. – A writing challenge from the e-book 365 days of writing prompts, January 11th.
The first part of the book, all that has happened up till now, would surely be interesting. Stories and chapters filled with love, joy, and adventure, also a few moments of frustration and embarrasment. To be reminded about good moments and victories that otherwise had faded into eternal scilence. A source of experience and stories to share with family and friends.
The second part of the book makes me very uncomfortable. Not only that there may be things to expect that you would not look forward to. What troubles me with the part of the book telling all that will ever happen in my life is that I cannot reduce damage or make any alternative choices.
Since it is already in the book, it will not be changed. Not a sentence, not a word, not a single spelling error could be corrected. No preventive actions would work, no choices can be made, nothing I do would actually change the future.
Not only my free will would be amended, but dreams and desires would be pointless. And with will, dreams, and desires gone there would not be anything left to hope for. As hope is the last a human gives up, there would be no life only a walking dead awaiting the releif from eternal sleep.
No, thank you, I do not want to read the book revealing all that will ever happen in my life. I want to stay alive and live my life fully.