Wednesday, September 9, 2009

devouring the present

"There's a clever cartoon from the New Yorker... In the first panel a man is sitting at his desk and daydreaming about golf. In the second the same man is playing golf while fantasizing about sex. In the third, he's in bed with a woman while thinking about work."

Sonja Lyubomirsky's point? "Like [him] we habitually fail to enjoy, savor, and live in the present..."

Right. I couldn't find that cartoon, but this one makes a related point: not only do we deprive ourselves of our own vital present, too often we deprive those we love of theirs too:

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