Question of the Week: Looking into the future

April 23, 2013 

If you could see into the future but not change anything, would you want to look? Why or why not?

Mark Borges, Freshman, Hughson High School

Well, I'm not really sure if I'd even want to see the future, because I'm kind of afraid of what I might see. But I'd probably go to a bunch of sporting events and then go back to the present and win a bunch of bets.

Patrick Germann, Freshman, CSU, Stanislaus

As tempting as that sounds, I would still say no. It is more important to worry about the present instead of what could happen. Plus, if I knew that something bad happens, I'd be dreading the rest of my life knowing I couldn't do anything about it.

Katelyn Roudebush, Senior, Oakdale High School,

No, I wouldn't. To me, looking into the future, changing anything or not, would ruin everything. It would control how I would think things from there on out, so I guess I will just take my future one day at a time.

Taylor Menezes, Junior, Central Catholic High School,

A big part of life is the unknown, having to go around the turn to see what's in front of you. So no, I wouldn't want to see my future. It'll happen when it's meant to happen, I can wait.

Toshali Katyal, Sophomore, Modesto High School,

I don't think so. As tempted as I would be to take a peek at what happens in my future, I love surprises and it would probably prevent me from having the excitement and thrill from experiences and unexpected events. I love to dream about what the future has in store for me and enjoy every moment as it passes!

Julie Fogarty, Sophomore, Central Catholic High School

No. If there's nothing I could do, and probably even if there was, I wouldn't want to know. I wouldn't want to see something awful and have to worry about it for the rest of my life, and if I saw something great, I would just be waiting for that moment without enjoying the moment I was in.

Kaysie Gonzalez, Senior, Enochs High School

No, taking a sneak peek would make my future life dull and boring since I would already know what was going to happen; and with no ability to change the future, I'd get extremely frustrated!

This question is answered by members of Teens in the Newsroom, a journalism program for local high school students.

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