A group of students were asked what they expect life to look like in ten years, and their predictions ranged from superhuman abilities to world peace.
CTV Toronto asked six Grade 4 and 5 students at Brampton's Thorndale Public School to write a letter to their future selves, describing what they expected in 2026.
“In 2026, I will look forward to take care of my parents. I will take care of my parents because they took good care of me,” 9-year-old Dishanthan Sutharsan read from his letter.
“In 2026, I look forward to being a good student in university.”
Like Dishanthan, many of the students wrote about going off to university and finding a job.
“I would like to graduate with Masters of Management because I want to be a human resources manager,” Pari Sandhu wrote.
“In 10 years, I want to see myself in Harvard University,” Niket Bajwa read.
Though most wrote about school, the children's letters also touched on what they hope for the world.
“I am hoping in 10 years scientists find a cure for all cancers and diseases. I also home the world is at peace and the world is a better place,” Bajwa wrote.
“When I will have lots of money I will make clothing for the poor people who don't have clothing,” Simran Bhinder pledged.
Ganeev Singh filled his letter with questions: “Are we safe from guns? Are buildings taller? Can we fly? Is global warming still affecting the world?”
The students also wrote about current issues, like the conflict in Syria, and all wrote about the importance of peace.
Bajwa wrote, “I desire that the war will end and ISIS will be defeated.”
Atheka Jeyatharan said she hopes that “no such thing as war still exists.”
The letters were filled with hope for positive changes in their lives and the world around them.
“I can’t wait to read this letter in 10 years. I will keep my fingers crossed my wishes and goals come true. Sincerely, Atheka.”