Do you tend to focus on the past, present, or future?


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Call me Z Profile
Call me Z answered

The present; this moment.

We can't respect the past nor expect much of a future if we don't make the most of the fleeting here and now.

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Darik Majoren
Darik Majoren commented
Excellent. Many people never live in the "Now". Either they dwell on the past and the decision they made, or they are always looking to tomorrow in hopes of it being better. Then fully contemplate the moment they are in and appreciate it for what it is.
Call me Z
Call me Z commented
Indeed. For the reality is, we can't know how many moments we actually have. Gotta cherish them all.
PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

For the most part, the present. I do sometimes focus a little on the future if I know something is coming up. Like the next month we have a condo on the beach for a week.

Charles Davis Profile
Charles Davis answered

For the most part the present, because the present effects the future. The past is gone and cannot be changed, we can only adjust it's effects on the future.

EBBe lau Profile
EBBe lau answered

The present, most of the time. The future, I honestly don't really care about right now, things like marriage and getting a The past is only when I feel really bad about something or an embarrassed for some reason.

Four Palmz Profile
Four Palmz answered

The future

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

Quoted from a great mind -

"There are ways to really live in the present moment. What's the alternative? It is always now. However much you feel you may need to plan for the future, to anticipate it, to mitigate risks, the reality of your life is now. This may sound trite... But it's the truth... As a matter of conscious experience, the reality of your life is always now. I think this is a liberating truth about the human mind. In fact, I think there is nothing more important to understand about your mind than that if you want to be happy in this world. The past is a memory. It's a thought arising in the present. The future is merely anticipated, it is another thought arising now. What we truly have is this moment. And this. And we spend most of our lives forgetting this truth. Repudiating it. Fleeing it. Overlooking it. And the horror is that we succeed. We manage to never really connect with the present moment and find fulfillment there because we are continually hoping to become happy in the future, and the future never arrives." - Samuel Harris

Cookie Hill Profile
Cookie Hill answered

I focuse on the present and I have learn from the past but  I am thankful to God that he has given me a wonderful future if I choose it.

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

I focus on the present, but with an eye to my goals.

And a bit of wisdom I once read:  Until the past can be separated from the future, it is still present.

(That's why forgiveness is psychologically important for us.)

Levi F. Profile
Levi F. answered

I probably focus a bit too much on the future. Always thinking about what I want to happen eventually and miss out on what's happening now.

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