This is something the philosopher Kierkegaard pointed out long ago.
Do you agree? If you do, isn’t this odd? It seems we’re likely to make many mistakes in basing our future, which is forward thinking, entirely on the past, which is looking backwards?
Yes, I think we live forwards and examine it backwards. It’s a strange thing we do. We don’t live in the present, but in the future. And in the future, we do look backwards to what our past was like. Looking back on the past helps us remember the mistakes we made, and we take our clues as what to do with our future based on the past. It’s definitely a mistake to do this. One, because our future isn’t always what we imagined it would be. Second, times change constantly. What was right to do in the past may no longer work in the future. We have to start learning to live in the here and think of the future as the future. Basically, what I’m saying, is that you live in two separate time zones, but neither is in the present. Does this make sense to you? I hope it does.
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