“Something strange happened this weekend Pete” said Dave French. “We were out walking and got lost and my mate gets the map out and said, this stream shouldnt be here” Dave paused waiting to see if Pete spotted the peculiarity of this.
“Ah no chance then that he was looking at the map incorrectly!” said Pete
“Yep” said Dave “You have got it! Of course the stream WAS there like it had been for thousands of years so how come humans think that the impossible is possible”
“I guess he could have said the map was wrong”. Said Pete
Yep but he didn’t, and that wouldnt have been correct either because it wasn’t, What was wrong was that we didn’t know how to reference our map correctly. said Dave.
“A bit like life really” said Pete
“Exactly”. Said Dave
“Mm, so here we are on our journey down to Chiswick we have the map in our minds of how to get there and at each landmark we know where we are going and it feels good. Imagine if we had set off without a map, it wouldnt be suprising if after 20 years or so we would feel frustrated and end up somewhere we never intended. Said Pete
“Exactly” said Dave. “Welcome to our journey of life”
“So it looks like we need to get our maps of our futures sorted” said Pete
“Good name for a development programme” said Dave
“Good name for a way of life” said Pete.
Thus started FutureMapping