I was doing some reading and enriching my intellect (no joke!) when I came across this impactful statement. We should all live in the present more.
Let each of us examine his thoughts; he will find them wholly concerned with the past or the future. We almost never think ofthe present, and ifwe do think ofit, it is only to see what light it throws on our plans for the future. The present is never our end. The past and the present are our means, the future alone our end. Thus we never actually live, but hope to live, and since we are always planning how to be happy, it is inevitable that we should never be so.