Some time ago, if you wandered around downtown and saw someone talking to themselves you would think "NUTBAR!" and you would probably walk a little faster ( just in case it was contagious!). You might even hope that a cop would bring the guy down to the station and get him off the street.
Today, you just assume they have a blue tooth in their right ear, feel all self-important and can't be bothered to stop and actually converse with the person on the other end.
This got me thinking about conversations with invisible people.
When my kids were growing up, I talked to them several times about their Future Self.
You see, we all have three Self's. Our Past self, our Present Self and our Future Self.
When we talk to our Past Self, it's usually to give them heck. "You should not have said that" "You should have not done that foolish thing!" "You should have known Better" We are actually pretty mean to our Past Self. ( Hint: Don't bother being mean to her. Past Self can't change things, but she can help you, through experience, to make better choices)
So what happens when our Future Self talks to our Present Self...not today, but say, ten years from now. Are our actions today something that we can justify? Are we doing the right things so our Future Self can say "Good Job! Thanks for that!" Or will they look down, shake their heads, glance up and give us the big *SIGH*.
With every action that I take, I am trying to see it through the eyes of my Future Self. That doesn't mean I can't live in the moment. After all, my Present Self is Rocking this "Today".
My Goal is to have my Future Self, Look at Today's Past Self and say "Thanks For That".