Dear Future Son,
Hey there kiddo this is 2016 me writing to future you reading this right now. How are you doing? Having a nice life? God I hope you are, otherwise I’ve failed in one of my main missions in life. I could tell you about the others, but I’ll have a little fun and not tell you right now. Maybe after you read this letter.
Well you might ask me why I wrote this to you at this date and time (19th February 2016, approx. 1951hrs) and to be honest I’m not so sure myself. It could be mysterious forces at work, you know divine deities and such (I won’t mention which specific ones because I will leave the choice of what path to follow to you, although I will teach you about all of them).
I could talk to you about my awesome years in my 20s in university, or I could advise you on what to do to avoid the pitfalls I found myself in. Awesome 20s it is! Hahaha I kid, I kid. I wouldn’t be a good influence if I did. I bet your mother, my darling wife (whom I’m yet to meet), always tells me to stop joking around all the time even in serious matters like you coming home late and such. Or that time when you hurt yourself playing football and I joked about having a new scar to attract the ladies…
Speaking of, you will find many on your path in life. I have a strong feeling you’ve met some already, because you are my son after all (and the handsome gene in our bloodline is strong). The ladies are a very very very complex and great part of our lives. However, you need to be careful and not just go for the first to come your way. You should also not string any along if you have no intention of having anything serious with them. Son, never play games with a woman’s heart. It always ends badly. Always. I’ve seen many of my close friends lose themselves after things went south with the tons of girls they messed around with.
Apart from that, I also got to talk to you about your studies. Yes, yes, this is the boring part, you’ve heard it dozens of times growing up, and you know what you’re doing and what-not. However I really have to emphasize this son, please put in your all in your education. Pursue what you dream of becoming. An artist, a doctor, a pilot, an engineer, an astronaut, secret IT and Science department guy for the US/Russia/my own island, or the next president. Your path is yours and you will achieve anything you want if you are passionate about it. It’s the same thing my father told me though it was slightly and I mean slightly late. But I still made it. And I know you can too cause you are my son and I believe in you.
I think I’ve gone on too long in this letter so let me try and end it here. If I do get another chance I will write another letter to you and give you more life cheat codes. Hmm, am I still a gamer in future? If I put down my keyboard because of work and life stuff do me a favor: challenge me on any weekend when you see me feeling down and stressed (cause I know work will stress me out). Let’s have a fun time and some laughs when you win and I jest that you cheated or “I’m too old for this”
Most importantly son, never be afraid of me. You can tell me anything that’s disturbing you or any thoughts that might make you question some things. You can always come to me for anything.
I love you son, do take care. I hope you are protecting your sister from other boys in the hood, and helping her when she’s in trouble and I’m not around. Family always comes first. Remember that.
Until another time Son.
Your loving Father.
Dear Future Son,