Is it possible to exist both in the moment and with a part of you in the future too (whether worried/anxious or hopeful about it)? Is that an inherent condition of being a human (which makes it okay)?

Can you be completely present in every moment? Is that the perfect life? But, if it is, are you sacrificing the joy of building something with others? Conversely, if you are present with someone, but feel anxious or worried or hopeful about the future, is that both absurd, but also …

Missing the point? + A Deep Dive into: Time [pt.2] – Schopenhauer’s idea that the past, future NOR the present can be enjoyed assumes that the past, present and future are actually things.

Time is that by virtue of which everything becomes nothingness in our hands and loses all real value. Just because my dog Chunky gets excited when I come home doesn’t mean that he remembers me. Our view of nature is skewed in a way that if it must act in …

What is Last Thursdayism?

The past is not an indicator of (and definitely doesn’t prove) the future. But maybe the past doesn’t even prove the past. Our perceptions and memories all twist with time, but maybe the past get can totally twisted in ways it’s hard to imagine…  

If you fear a future might not be the one you want, don’t avoid the thought. Imagine it, picture it in great detail, you might find it’s not so bad or even actually much better than you think.

We often fear the unknown. In fact, maybe most of our fears are about things that might happen. Or maybe not. So if you’re tossing up a decision between one thing or another, especially when it’s between two things you value, imagine both of them (independently). Picture it in microscopic detail, what …

‘Thanks for reminding me’ – How our emotions, past experiences, judgements, sentimentality and sense of attachment interfere with understanding and coming to conclusions about the things that matter most. (+ The philosophy of: Nick Bostrom & one of my students)

The problem with the things we don’t want to talk about is exactly that: we don’t want to talk about them. But often, and I would argue that always, the things we most consciously avoid talking about are the things we most need to, as they are the most important …

It’s possible to change your future… but here are the six foolproof, super successful, 100% guarantee, no problem ways you can change the past.

Anything you do, whether it was a mistake or something you did that wish didn’t happen, here’s all the surefire ways to change the past. Ready? Here they are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. You’re welcome. You can’t do it. So focus on your present, learning about yourself and …

Are you suffering because of a future that may not even be bad? Or may even be far greater than you fear? Or may not even happen at all?

If something sucks, or worse, is terrible, do we suffer? Maybe you think yes. Is that situation of suffering definite (at least in your current perception of reality)? Maybe you also think yes. And is your current reality 100% certain and present (at least in your own perception)? Maybe that’s …

The philosophy of Snufkin [pt.6] – Is the only person –and the only moment– that exists this one right now? There’s no past you, no past you, no future you, but only this one right now?

Tomorrow and yesterday were at a distance. – Snufkin There’s a theory that the only real you that exists is the one you are now. And the only moment that exists is this one right now. And that’s one’s now gone (ie. doesn’t exist anymore). You don’t live in the …