“We are reading the first verse of the first chapter of a book whose pages are infinite…”
I do not know who wrote those words，but I have always liked them as a reminder that the future can be anything we want to make it. We can take the mysterious，hazy future and carve out of it anything that we can imagine，just like a sculptor carves a statue from a shapeless stone. We are all in the position of the farmer. If we plant a good seed，we reap a good harvest. If our seed is poor and full of weeds，we reap a useless crop. If we plant nothing at all，we harvest nothing at all. I want the future to be better than the past. I don‘t want it contaminated by the mistakes and errors with which history is filled. We should all be concerned about the future because that is where we will spend the reminder of our lives. The past is gone and static. Nothing we can do will change it. The future is before us and dynamic. Everything we do will effect it. Each day will brings with it new frontiers，in our homes and in our businesses，if we will only recognize them. We are just at the beginning of the progress in every field of human endeavor.
往昔已一去不复返而且是静止的。任凭我们怎么努力都不能改变过去。未来就在我们眼前而且是动态的。我们的所作所为都会影响未来。只要我们体会的出来，每天都可以发现新的知识领域伴随而生，可能是在家里，也可能是在我们的事业中。我们正处在人类所努力钻研的每个领域中进步的起点。Charles F. Kettering