In 1968, the Hudson Institute predicted what life would be like in the United States in the year 2000. Here are some of the things they anticipated:
the annual per capita income would be $7500 a year,
the typical American would work seven-hour days in four-day weeks,
the typical American would enjoy 13 weeks of vacation each year.
Who knew? Actually, I have no regrets. While working seven hour days in four-day weeks would be nice, I sure am glad my income is not limited to $7500 a year.
All of this reminds me of how difficult it is to plan for the future. While I certainly believe in planning, because it demonstrates good stewardship, I do not want to lose sight of the fact that my dependence in the future is not based upon my planning. In the future, should God give me a future, I will depend upon God.