Originally Posted by ChrisL
I'll give you an example. One man I know has his next lifetime back in the Renaissance time period. It's where he's going next. In this life for his career, he creates adventure quests for kids. He's literally preparing for his role in his next life, which will give him more courage as a leader. If someone had dissuaded him in this life (i.e. you're nuts for doing this, how's it going to help anyone, you're living in your own fantasy world, etc), then he would be less prepared for his next adventure. As it is, he will have more resolve to make difficult decisions early on, based on his experiences now.
but how will it help him prepare for his next life? he probably won't remember his current life once he reincarnates, won't he?