What Will Happen in the Future?
Responding to a question about the future of humanity, Sadhguru explains that we should never underestimate the human heart. In ten years' time, the whole world may just be changed into a completely different possibility. People are going by predictions simply because they have not realized the immensity of what it means to be human.
Sadhguru: Prediction, what’s going to happen to future? Say, if my whole thing was to make a prediction, then why would we do all this work. It doesn’t matter how bleak the situation looks like now but don’t ever underestimate what is in a human heart, what people really want, don’t underestimate that. In ten years’ time, the whole world just may just be changed into a complete different possibility. It’s just that people need sufficient poking to get them going but when they get going, you don’t know what they can do. They can do something that’s never happened in the planet till now, isn’t it? Isn’t it so? So, don’t try to predict future. See what kind of future do you want to create. Why are we always trying to predict future? I want you to set a goal; before I die, I want to leave the world at least this much better. Wouldn’t that be better instead of predicting future.
Why don’t you set a goal for yourself before I leave this world, I will make at least this good. If all of us set a goal like that, definitely there’s a wonderful future ahead, isn’t it? We are hoping from the stars some guidance will come. Stars are dumb inanimate rocks, okay? You are suppose to have brains and intelligence, they don’t have all that. They are just far away but they are just dumb unintelligent rocks, isn’t it so? Yes or no, just because they are far away we don’t have to attach such an importance to them. They are not guiding our lives, human destiny is in human hands; how we handle it that’s what it will become. If we handle it sensibly, definitely there’s a wonderful tomorrow. If you handle it foolishly, definitely there’s going to be terrible tomorrow, isn’t it? So, don’t predict. Predictions means an insult to humanity. Our predictions are terrible insult to humanity, isn’t it? Isn’t it so? That means there is no value for what a human being is.
All this nonsense is happening simply because you have not realized the immensity of being human, how big it is to be human being is not being realized. The very wonderful stories in India you must have heard. In India, there are stories like this if Gods have any problems, they get into trouble, they will come down to meet the sages and saints for advice and consultancy. You know that. This is just to tell you human being can raise himself to such a stage that even the gods will have to seek advice from him, just to tell you the immensity of being human what it means. So, if you realize the immensity of being a human being, then you won’t predict you will create. We just have to create, not predict.