8 months ago
Last edited at 6:12PM on 4/8/2013
The past is gone, no point dwelling there. The present is what we have so we need to make the most of it -- but the future? Why should we dread it? It's full of the promise of all kind of wonders, many of which we can't yet begin to anticipate. I'm in no particular to get there -- my future will necessarily be much shorter than my past -- but I dread nothing and anticipate much.
Most of us "live" in the moment, because we really have no choice to do otherwise. (Depends of course on how one defines "live"--"LIVE" as opposed to "merely exist") Me? I do tend to dread the future somewhat, but I think that is not unusual, especially the older one gets. I also yearn for SOME PARTS of the past. Other parts? I say: "Good riddance!"
I think it is essential to cherish the moment, learn from the past, and prepare for the future. How sad is it to have to dread the future, is life really so bad? If it is, one should move to improve his fortunes, life is so much more rewarding when there are exciting things to look forward to.
I'm sure everyone reminisces over the past, but there is no point in yearning for it to be again. It has passed & is gone. Dreading the future will just bring anxiety & fear. So for me, let's celebrate today while it is called today.
How can we define the present? Our memories tell us of how we arrived at our current physical location, our brains show us what we'd like to accomplish in the near future, but as for that 3-second frame of time defined as a "moment"?? It's gone before we realize we should have focused on not missing it!
Please. We should remember our past. What else would be the point of memory? We should plan for the future. Why else would we worry? Make for yourself a good past with a promising future -- that's how you enjoy the "now".
Many can be forgiven for thinking that the past was a kind of utopia where everything was perfect and not surprisingly many of the older generation yearn for the golden days of their youth.However memory is selective and not everything in ones past was perfect.So I think the past is fine where it is now in the PAST and we should try to live the PRESENT and look forward to a brighter and better FUTURE.It really is up to us.Now having said all that-wish I could take my own advice and lift my head from the sand it's buried in.