This past period had pushed the “future anxiety” button in our minds. While the existence of anxiety at an optimum level actually causes the person to take action against the element of concern and strive to find a solution, the difficulty of adjusting the dose is the main problem of humanity. We go on a journey through seven minds to relieve the anxiety and shape the future with dreams.

LAL BATMAN

How do you define the future?

I try to avoid being pessimistic about the future, so when I think about this concept, I imagine a lot of doors opening. For me, the future means a radiant environment of chaos and alternatives to solutions. It’s like enduring unbearable scenes for the sake of seeing the end of an incredibly immersive movie…

What are your concerns about the future?

To be honest, what I’m worried about is the idea that all
our hard work, our dreams are being misdirected by others.
The bumps on our journey turning into deep holes that are impossible to pass through. Personally, I feel energetic, I want to pursue my dreams, continue to work, and be successful! I hope we don’t become part of big scenarios that make us worry about the future.

Your biggest dream?

I want to open the doors of my imagination widely for people to come in. It’s a very real, very intimate, very colorful space, and believe me, it never stops… I think the world needs it. I want everyone to experience this world without hiding behind a mask. And I sincerely believe that it will happen soon.

Does the concept of the future motivate you?

I get butterflies when I think about it…

If we asked you to leave a message for 2050, what would you tell us?

Everything will be fine when we start creating, learning, and abandon individuality and embrace universality. No one should panic, somehow everything will be fine…

DENİZ MERT

How do you define the future?

I think each of us lives in the moment we ourselves experience and I believe time only exists in that specific moment. Everything else is either the past or uncertain. In a word, there is no future for me, only now.

What are your concerns about the future?

Time is like a violent river that creates everything; as soon as something appears, it immediately disappears and is replaced by something else. Because of the nature of existence, the only thing I can say my concern is losing the people I love.

Your biggest dream?

Living in South Africa with the woman I love and all my friends!..

If we asked you to leave a message for 2050, what would you tell us?

If there is still undiscovered and untouched nature, go out there and explore, have beautiful friendships, love your woman, live your life…

EYLÜL BENGÜ SICAK

How do you define the future?

So far, I’ve always forced myself out of my comfort zone and embraced every situation that came my way, the good and the bad. I have believed that they all made me a better person. And I believe the future will not always be what is best for us, but it will be what is meant to be.

What are your concerns about the future?

Every morning I get out of bed with so much excitement to start a new day. No matter what happened the day before. The prospect of losing that excitement makes me nervous from time to time.

Your biggest dream?

No matter how old I am, I always want to be out of the box and enjoy life. As long as you have energy for life, you will be successful in work, love, and your career.

Does the concept of the future motivate you?

Big time! I’ve lived a full life so far, who knows what life will show me next.

If we asked you to leave a message for 2050, what would you tell us?
All the people around you, the place you lived in for years, can change in an instant. Don’t be afraid to be by yourself, but enjoy it and appreciate what you have. When you stay positive, everything will be what is best for you.

Your biggest dream?

Living in South Africa with the woman I love and all my friends!..

If we asked you to leave a message for 2050, what would you tell us?
If there is still undiscovered and untouched nature, go out there and explore, have beautiful friendships, l

GÖZDE DEMİRAL

How do you define the future?

For me, the future represents potential dreams, hopes, and excitements. Every day feels the same sometimes but, in reality, one is different from the other, and that thought excites me.

What are your concerns about the future?

My biggest concern is to die without feeling complete, without experiencing everything I can, without seeing everything.

Your biggest dream?

My biggest dream is to be able to leave an art peace to humanity, thay they can listen to or read, making them remember that they are not alone. I want to touch people’s souls and continue to do so even I don’t exist anymore. There are plenty of songs that make me feel this way and this is a unique feeling. I want to be the one thak makes people feel this way.

Does the concept of the future motivate you?

Even though our every day is not exactly great, what I want to do, what I dream about doing is the force that gets me back on my feet. So, yes, it definitely motivates.

If we asked you to leave a message for 2050, what would you tell us?

Even though we feel like we are losing parts of ourselves, we’re actually becoming more complete every day. As we approach the end of this journey, all that is left of the memories will be either beautiful moments or regrets. When we look back at this age thirty years from now, I want to remember the beautiful ones.

EFTALYA YAĞCI

How do you define the future?

I define the future as a chance filled with possibilities and experiences that I would not know about, and it sometimes intimidates me because I know that one day it will become my past.

What are your concerns about the future?

My concerns about the future, I think, are not getting what I deserve for something I’ve worked for. Or it could be being an individual who is lost and does not know where to go. If I think more globally, the fact that people become more and more cruel and unsympathetic towards each other due to ecological and economic problems, sometimes makes me lose hope about the future.

Your biggest dream?

My biggest dream is to be able to go on stage and sing the songs I’ve written with my audience. I’ve wanted this since I was little, and I hope it happens one day.

Does the concept of the future motivate you?

Actually, I don’t know whether the future motivates me or not. Sometimes I find myself pessimistic and lost, although it gives me amazing opportunities, sometimes uncertainty can consume my motivation. However, there is a bright side to the future, and we cannot deny it.

If we asked you to leave a message for 2050, what would you tell us?
I’d say, “I am proud of you.” And if I leave a message to humanity, it would be, “We are no better or worse than anyone, and we are stronger together.”

EYLEM BAŞAR SÖĞÜT

How do you define the future?

The future is a phenomenon of reality that we have created ourselves, and I think life becomes more meaningful if I do my best for a better future. Because it’s a cycle that affects each other like a butterfly effect. I think the world would be a better place if everyone tried to be a better and useful individual, not only for themselves but also for other people and the future. War, peace, the end, and the beginning are in our hands.

What are your concerns about the future?

When I see people, who do not want to learn from their mistakes and create a better humanity and future, my anxiety begins to surface. Because, whether the subject is nature, business or politics, I think that if we live by thinking only about today and not thinking about the future and the future generations, it will be too late to change things even if we want to.

Does the concept of the future motivate you?

I believe in my dreams and what I want to create. Hopes and dreams have a really special place in my life.

If we asked you to leave a message for 2050, what would you tell us?

I’d say, “I hope in 2050 you have reached a point where people are not judged for their language, religion, race, gender identity, and sexual orientation, where no one is tortured for being themselves, where human rights are not constantly violated.”

As for the sector I work in, I would also ask myself whether I did anything to make it happen.

EGE CAN SAL

How do you define the future?

Bright, hopeful, and exciting.

What are your concerns about the future?

I don’t want to one day realize I’m late for something and say “what if”.

Your biggest dream?

My biggest dream about the future is to make my voice heard by as many people as I can with my music, and also take my music to the future.

Does the concept of the future motivate you?

Yeah, a lot. All this journey I’ve had so far has been a huge dream for me until a few years ago. I believe I’m here today because I ran after those dreams without giving up. And I have so many dreams to pursue for the future. The thought of these dreams coming true one day always excites and motivates me.

If we asked you to leave a message for 2050, what would you tell us?

Actually, I’d leave that message to myself. I’d ask myself, “After all the things you’ve done all these years, are you happy and at peace?”