I’ve noticed how focused on the future I can be.
Anybody else grow up playing video games? There was always something you were working towards, and those were the games that I gravitated to. I loved Zelda. It wasn’t just fight, then rest, then fight, then rest. You were progressing, going through each level, each foe becoming more difficult, getting more expertise, better skills, more powerful tools. And there was always something you were working for – to rescue the princess, or get the cash!
I have noticed so deeply recently how empty this can be, if you have no experience of the present moment and are totally focused on the future. It assumes there is some problem with now, which I don’t think is really the case most of the time.
What do you think?