Archive of desirable futures

Gardens and friends

Your associations with "ageing"?

Tell us more about your future of ageing. What's it like?
Imagine you are 72, 80 or even 99 years old: How and with whom do you live together?
With best friends in a shared house with space to grow vegetables and plants, enjoying ageing and hating the system
Who are the most important people in your life and how do you spend time with them?
My friends and brother just enjoying our company IRL
What is your sex and love life like in the future?
I have a life partner who compliments me but I also enjoy exploring joy with other people
Thinking into the future: How do you manage to stay mentally and physically fit?
I hike, garden and cycle
How do you afford everyday life in the future?
I try to be self sufficient and have a pension that gets me by but I also share costs with friends
Thinking of your future older self: What do you get up for in the morning?
To check on my garden and plants and spend time with my animals

You're looking back at your fulfilled life and a much younger friend of yours asks about your secret of happiness and fullfillment. What do you tell them? What would you recommend to them?
Guilt and worry are wasted emotions, so don’t stress about not knowing where life is headed. Just surf through the pain and go deep in your self exploration journey. You are your biggest ally through thick and thin.

This image of the future was anonymously submitted by someone describing themselves as:
33 year old, third culture person born in Spain to Argentinian parents and settled in London, working in strategy for advertising but a firm believer that capitalism is hell, trying to dismantle the patriarchy. Gardener and cat lover. Sad Pisces.
Originally submitted in English.
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