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Well, we survived Back to the Future Day. You didn’t realize your life was in peril, did you? Well, it was.
You see, yesterday was supposed to be the day that Cubs fans were waiting for. According to Back to the Future II, October 21,2015 was supposed to be the day where the Chicago Cubs defeated Miami to win the World Series. Miami’s franchise has already won a Series. They did it back in ’03. They even beat the Cubs to get there. Nevermind the fact that Miami and the Cubs are in the same league and will never meet in the World Series (unless one of them does what the Astros did and switches to the American League). Some sports prognosticators preached that this scene meant that the Cubs were a team of density….I mean…destiny.
But, alas, it wasn’t meant to be. But in some wicked twist of fate, the date that is depicted in Back to the Future II – the day when the Cubs were predicted to win the World Series – happened to be the day that they were actually eliminated from postseason play. They didn’t sweep Miami. They got swept by the Mets.
I know what you’re thinking:
So here’s the danger that we risked because of this. The Cubs being eliminated on the very night they were supposed to win the World Series had the possibility of creating a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space-time continuum. See? And you didn’t even know you were in danger.
Like I said:
It appears we dodged a bullet here, folks. Nevermind the fact that we don’t have flying cars. Or hoverboards. Or Jaws 19. Or Mr. Fusion machines. The Cubs losing the series could very well have pushed us over the edge.
So it appears that we survived the shredding of time. We made it through Back to the Future Day 2015 unscathed. We’re really not “outatime” at all. The future is here. The future is now. The future is full of possibility. That’s really the message of several popular films from the 80s and 90s. Here are just a few:
I think these characters have a point. We can sit around and wait for things to unfold, or we can start living now. Grab life by the horns. Breathe in deep. Soak in your surroundings. Live with no regrets. Laugh often. Work hard. Love wholeheartedly. What you do today helps determine what you do tomorrow. And that, my friends, is the future. We impact our futures by impacting what we can control today. So now that we’ve survived to the future, we’re walking into the realm of the unknown. So live life to the fullest. Because it behooves us to live.
After all, “If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.” Darth Vader from the planet Vulcan taught us that.