Belief in the future

I clicked on the google doodle today, which is all about International Women’s Day, and a quote struck me like a bolt. It’s from British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid and reads, “I really believe in the idea of the future.”

It struck because it is simultaneously so simple, so pure, and so deep.

It struck me because it’s exactly what the world needs right now.

It struck me because believing in something strongly and deeply enough helps make it happen.

It struck me because without hope we may as well stop being, doing, creating.

It struck me because I have a daughter who I love deeply and this is a grateful reminder to talk to her about her future, and her children’s future (if she so chooses) and their children’s future…

It struck me because the author of the quote added the significant and purposeful word: idea. Not just, “I believe in the future,” but I believe in the IDEA of the future. See how that takes it to a whole new level?

It struck me because it filled me with hope, purpose, and optimism today. I hope it does the same for you.


4 thoughts on “Belief in the future

  1. I agree that this quote represents more than just facile optimism. A kind of responsibility comes with embracing the abstract potential of the future. We all have a contribution to make.


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