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 wouldn’t 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 Honda Chiswick, we have the map in our minds of how to get there and at each landmark we know, it reinforces we know where we are going and it feels good. Imagine if we had set off without a map or any knowledge of how to get to our destination wander around untill we bump into ot! It’s a bit like life really isnt it. it’s not really suprising that after 20 years or so of we could 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!