You probably look back at your past self with scorn. But your future self definitely won't feel the same way about your present self, because you've basically achieved perfection now, right? Guess again. Newly published research says people "underestimate how much they will change in the future," a phenomenon known as the end of history illusion. While the people studied all acknowledged how much their personalities and tastes had changed in the past 10 years, they "consistently played down" how much they'd change in the next 10. The worst part: Short of inventing a time machine, there's nothing you can do to stop 2023-you looking down his or her snooty nose at 2013-you. [Source]
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