I often hear people say: “this is a lesson for the future”. Everyone preaches the gospel of saving for a rainy day or planning things ahead to the minute.
If we’re always saving for a rainy day, when do we get to enjoy the sunlight? I’m not saying one should blow their live savings in one night or anything like that but when do we get to breath? We so easily get caught up trying to control the future when in truth we don’t have control of the future – which isn’t a completely bad thing.
We have it in our minds that the future is this wonderful glorious place and time, so we have to spend our entire present on the future never taking a moment to stop and smell the roses.
80 years down the line I don’t want to look back at a life unlived and times never cherished. I don’t want to bank away my years then cash them out when the values’ depleted. I have enough faith in the existent present and plenty of trust in the unseen future.