No one can tell where we all would be in the future. India, as well, is developing in Science and Technology but no one can tell anyone's future. Everyone's future is important for them, so they should never let the past steal their future. Everyone fails at something but failure is not the real end, it's just the tuition fees you pay for your future's success. Everyone fails but we cannot accept not trying because failure can sometimes be the real beginning of success. So, one should never depend on their past because as usually we cannot start the next chapter of our life if we keep re-reading the last one. We should follow none but learn from each and every person in our life as everyone has their own ability.
The Past sometimes hurt us but it's our choice, we can either run away from it or learn from it. Never think that your past was bad, then your future will be the same because nothing is permanent in this world, not even our troubles. Never be afraid to give up the good past and go for the great future.
But it is not that we need to think about our future all the time.
The quotes says it all, "Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, Today is a Gift, and that is why it's called the Present."
Live every moment of your life, you have to choose what you want and what you don't. You are the prince/princess of the kingdom, that's your life, and you rule it.
"Learn from your past, live the present and enlighten your future."