September 17: Thoughts for the Day

Those things you wanted but failed to do in your youth?

Now’s the time, right this minute.
This week.
By the time the month is out.
Before the end of the year.
And the ultimate bucket list postponement: “Before I die.”

The elasticity of urgency allows us to push our dreams away from us, sending them years or decades into the future.  We stretch and bend reality to allow us to indulge in an unacknowledged, but real, sense of immortality.

That’s a mistake of existential proportions.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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